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Kyrgyzstan to Shoot Dogs

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Officials in the capital of Kyrgyzstan say budgetary constraints are forcing them to shoot the city's estimated 10,000 stray dogs rather than build shelters for them.

Bishkek city hall spokesman Pavel Klimenko said Tuesday that about 5,000 strays were shot last year because the impoverished nation could not afford kennels that would have cost $300,000.


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