I am trying to follow the logic of many posts on this topic. Since is not dogs fault they are on the street we need to leave them alone to let them live their lives. Yes, I feel sorry for them and anger at the people who dumped them there. (
Who can say the “mostly euthanizing them, have been an abject failure?” or that the “problem only gets worse by euthanizing?” Why? because problem still exists? Could it possibly be helping the situation but just has not solved the problem? Of course, does not solve the problem as root cause still exists. (And yes, I have heard the argument that once one dog is removed from the street another will replace it so just leave the dog on the street to fend for itself.) (And neutering is not going to remove all the aggression.)
I am sorry to say that removing wild dogs from the streets will cut down on disease, feces on the sidewalks, attacks on humans and other dogs, crippled dogs trying to survive, etc. Of course, definitely need clear laws and enforcement to solve root problem. The key focus needs to be on prevention of this problem.
As for my experience, no need to go into details on large amount of feces on all sidewalks around my house and park where I jog. Meanwhile, I used to happily watch a variety of birds near my morning bus stop…making my wait more pleasant. Now, I get to watch the cats stalking the few birds that happen to not know about their constant presence.
I guess need to wait until there is a rabies outbreak…I think some changes will happen then…