An overpopulated huge city of more than 20 million people, Cairo is already plagued by thick traffic jams, widespread litter waste, and thick pollution. Packs of stray dogs only adding to the mounting city challenges.
Stray dogs, commonly referred to as 'baladi dogs' in Egypt. They are typically seen running about the streets and scavenging food from garbage dumps.
There are no official data on the size of the stray dogs' population but activists say they are running loose in millions. Animal rights advocates have sought to offer solutions to the crisis, actively removing dogs from the streets and giving them homes. They believe the solution lies in dog sterilization programmes, providing rabies vaccinations and removing the garbage.