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The increasing numbers of stray dogs in Trinidad & Tobago is rapidly becoming a national epidemic and an increasing threat to public health. Who Let the Dogs Out explores this problem, mirroring as it does so, the relationship between our country's treatment of its animals and the moral progress of our nation.
Through several organizations, this film traces the journey of stray animals from the litter to the lethal injection. For some organizations like the Trinidad & Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (T.T.S.P.C.A) and the Animal Welfare Network (A.W.N.), this is a love story - a story where the love of animals demands complete commitment to their care through humanitarian means, medical procedures and education. For other organizations like the Regional and City Corporations, commitment to public health and safety is a greater priority, making the collection and eradication of stray dogs a necessary evil. Public health is also protected through the work of the Dead Animal Removal Team (D.A.R.T.) appointed by the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) to safely collect, remove and dispose of animal carcasses and so it operates as the nation's animals' funeral agency.
This documentary travels through Trinidad's rural and city landscapes, comparing and contrasting homed and homeless dogs. It blends graphic video footage with still photography and incorporates news segments with newspaper articles to reveal an intimate portrayal of a destitute dog's world of disease, death and decay.