A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images
A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images
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With animal shelters full, millions of stray dogs and cats roam the Philippines – but one clinic is offering a solution

  • A small veterinary clinic in Manila is trying to stem the tide of stray animals being killed needlessly by providing free mass desexing programmes
  • Many strays are abandoned family pets who end up in filthy city pounds described as houses of horror, where they are often shot dead

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A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images
A stray dog sits near a makeshift barricade blocking off a street to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Twelve million stray dogs and cats roamed the country in 2019, according to the Philippines Animal Welfare Society. Photo: Getty Images
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