Developing an effective plan

When a community realizes it has a problem with a dog and cat population, there is often a call for immediate action—such as building shelters or organizing spay and neuter drives. However, taking the time to understand both the animal population and the attitudes and behaviours of the human population will enable a community to develop a strong plan that effectively addresses the local problems.

Taking time to build a considered plan is the most likely way to succeed in improving the welfare of the dogs, cats, people and community. Good planning increases the chances that improvements are maintained over the long-term.