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Secret life of the Romanian dog

Charities are sterilising Bucharest’s tens of thousands of stray dogs, but first they must catch the crafty hounds - in a fearless operation requiring a net, frankfurters and a blowpipe. Report by Michael Bird

December 2010 - From the Print Edition

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In a red uniform, beard and pony-tail Ovidiu is running through the car park of a DIY superstore in west Bucharest with a giant net. His partner Kuki follows - holding a copper tube close to his chest.
The pair are hunting George - a three year-old male stray. But for over an hour, George has predicted their every tactic to seize him.
Circling the warehouse-like shop, the dog barks loudly – arousing other canines in the area to the presence of the hunters. At the back of the DIY store...

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tina macmillan: on 2011-01-13 17:25:44
I don't agree with sterilizing, it's the same as killing the dogs. Culling is better, cull the aggressive ones, then everyone wins. I am not from Bucharest but do come to the country to work, I and colleagues (Romanians too) have been attacked by stray dogs and it puts us off visiting.

 
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