Our approach is data-led - using quantitative and qualitative information on free-roaming dogs in Sierra Leone and comparable populations to inform our strategy.
We are constantly learning and evolving our approach, based on the available data.
CPI's Veterinary Director, Dr. Rebecca Dobinson and renowned parasitologist, Dr. Ian Wright conducted a study of bloodborne parasites in dogs attending our March 2022 spay-neuter clinic. The results were published in the UK's Vet Record. Read the article here.
Research on Dogs in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Available Research Relating to Roaming Dogs in Sierra Leone
Hatch, C., Sneddon, J., & Jalloh, G. (2004). A descriptive study of urban rabies during the civil war in Sierra Leone: 1995-2001. Trop Anim Health Prod 36(4), 321-334. Available from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15241966/
Suluku, R., Abu-Bakarr, I., Johnny, J., & Jonsyn-Ellis, F. (2012). Post-war Demographic and Ecological Survey of Dog Populations and Their Human Relationships in Sierra Leone. (A Case Study of Urban Freetown). Science Journal of Agricultural Research and Management. Available from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269779580_Post-war_Demographic_and_Ecological_Survey_of_Dog_Populations_and_Their_Human_Relationships_in_Sierra_Leone_A_Case_Study_of_Urban_Freetown
Suluku, R., Obukowho, E. B. , Macavoray, A., & Kallon, M. N. (2021). Rabies Virus in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Recommended Solutions for Elimination by 2030. In (Ed.), Rabies Virus at the Beginning of 21st Century. Available from https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/78534