We often see stray dogs in the Philippines. But I heard that we should not to ¬†touch them. Because they may have skin diseases and rabies.
In Japan, there are no stray dogs, at least in urban areas.¬†Though they were several decades ago.¬†Perhaps it is because the city developed and stray dogs can not live in there.¬†Incidentally, I sometimes see a stray cat.
Also, the number of owners who give dogs contraceptive surgery is increasing. Nonetheless, there are some foolish people who threw out the baby puppies. Dogs who were unable to find an¬†owner¬†after being protected would have been killed. I do not want that necessity it.
By the way, there have been no cases of human rabies in Japan for more than 60 years.¬†However, there is a case that Japanese suffered rabies in the Philippines.