Like in many other places around the world, and with the development of cities, stray dogs have become one of the most serious public management problems in the Palestinian cities and towns, and a widespread concern by the public. For decades, lethal poison and shooting have been the methods used by municipalities and locals to control the number of stray dogs. However, these methods proved to be unsuccessful, let alone unethical
The project aims to deliver a model for other municipalities to adopt the TNVR approach as a humane and more effective mechanism to handle the stray dog problem. The humane control, if successful, can be rolled out to other areas in the West Bank. An education and awareness-raising programme will be delivered in the local community in order to generate understanding and support for the programme.
If successful, TNVR will result in a noticeable reduction in the numbers of stray dogs in Jericho within one year. However, in the long-run, the project will have raised the awareness towards alternative means to handling animal population without the need to poisoning or shooting. This will encourage authorities to collaborate with organizations such as PAL when addressing the problem of stray-animal over population. After this project is completed, PAL plans on expanding to other cities