Mass neutering of stray dogs and free neutering of owned dogs

In order for us to make the most efficient use of our resources, and to make our voluntarily provided support as useful as possible for local communities, Dogs Trust in BiH now implements its programmes exclusively in regions where local authorities clearly demonstrate that they have become familiar with the legal measures and their obligations arising from those measures, in particular from the state Law on Animal Protection and Welfare, and that they have already initiated concrete steps towards their full, consistent, continuous and transparent implementation.

Thus, the results achieved by the Dogs Trust will not be at risk of being invalidated as before, but will in fact help local authorities to put in place a permanent, humane and legal Dog Population Management System which ensures that the problem does not return but also represents the easiest way and burdens the local budgets as little as it is possible. Such a solution is in the interest of both the community and the dogs.

Consequently, we are currently working on the evaluation of applications which we've received as a result of the invitation for the Dogs Trust Support, which we've sent, along with the necessary criteria, to all municipalities in BiH and which was opened until 24/12/2021.

After the evaluation, we will know in which regions our programmes will be implemented, and we will then publish that information, along with the contacts of veterinary stations.

How to schedule a free neutering for your dog
Dog owners directly schedule the procedure with veterinary clinics by calling their number. Upon arrival
at the clinic at the agreed time, the veterinarian will explain to the owner all aspects of the procedure
and answer all questions. After examining the dog, the owner who decides to neuter the dog will sign
the consent. The veterinarian will inform the owner about the duration of the procedure and the time
when the dog should be picked up. When the owner comes to pick the dog up, the veterinarian will give
the owner oral and written instructions on caring for the dog during recovery from the procedure and
emphasize when it is necessary to call the veterinarian.

Only neutered dogs will receive additional treatments in the package:

  • a rabies vaccine that protects both dogs and the community from this dangerous disease
  • anti-parasite treatment that prevents the spread of zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted from
    dogs to humans) caused by intestinal parasites, and
  • a microchip, i.e., additionally ear tag for stray dogs *

* Establishing the Dog registry is extremely important for the permanent solution of the problem of
stray dogs, because sanctioning irresponsible ownership affects the very root and cause of the problem.


Neutering prevents unwanted litters of dogs that the owner cannot take care of, and that often end up
on the street. Neutering can also prevent some diseases at a later age of the dog and help the owner to
better manage their pets without distractions caused by reproductive hormones.

Mass neutering of abandoned dogs is carried out on the principle:


Neutering is one of the most effective humane methods of managing the dog population because it stops further reproduction of dogs and the influx of new litters on the street, and thus stabilizes their population. This method, combined with sanctioning irresponsible dog ownership which also prevents the influx of new dogs on the streets, has a direct impact on the root of the problem.

In this short video you can see how mass neutering campaigns are conducted in the field: