KUWAIT: A pack of stray dogs is seen in the Kabd area. Kuwait has witnessed a rise in stray dogs, many of them dumped in the desert or outlying areas by owners who no longer want the responsibility of their pets. Government authorities have responded by launching poisoning campaigns – targeting packs by leaving poisoned meat out for them to eat. Videos of poisoned dogs in the final throes of death have been shared widely on social media. – Photos by Fouad Al Shaikh