The head of the Barbara municipality shared a video yesterday, following the horrendous crimes against stray dogs in Ghobeiri, showing how his municipality handles stray dogs, by rescueing them and taking good care of them.

Instead of poisoning stray dogs, leaving them shivering and gasping for breath on the streets like Ghobeiri municipality members did, the abandoned and stray dogs in Barbara are adopted and brought home. Even if a municipality is not able to provide shelter, there are many ways to handle stray dogs without poisoning them. A while back, I read an article on how random people were giving blankets to freezing stray dogs in Istanbul to keep them warm, while another mall opened its doors to the dogs.

A small act of kindness can make a big difference and inspires others to do the same. Thumbs up to the Barbara municipality and let’s hope other municipalities, staring with Ghobeiri, follow suit.

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