By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taipei City Animal Protection Office plans to turn strays into public
service dogs beginning next year, opening a new window of opportunity besides private home adoption or euthanasia, reports said Monday.
The city government is expected to release 100 impounded strays back into public service after having completed their training as watchdogs.
City authorities said they have enlisted police animal trainers to work with the strays and press the canines into service as guard dogs for the nation’s coast guard service, campuses, senior homes, medical institutions, and so forth. [FULL STORY]