We posted on our Facebook page:
Some comments we received:
Comment #1: The technique the Scandinavian soldiers used was 12 gauge. There were some pretty big packs over there, and of course, while it was somewhat lawless, there was still some infrastructure.
Comment #2: As a person who worked for the humane society for several years I can tell you most dogs would just die. Dogs really aren’t well suited to provide for themselves. Between disease, natural predators like coyotes, and certainly starvation the numbers of feral dogs would be limited. In kosovo they still relied on human waste for food, in a shtf situation even that would be limited. Sure there would be some and they would be dangerous and probably pose disease risk but I think in an shtf situation feral humans would be more of a concern to me.
Comment #3: Either way I look at it, in a SHTF situation, they would be listed like any other wild animal. I would also not say that they would all die because they are not with humans any more. Animals will learn to adapt. The strong will survive, the weak will die. as they evolve, so will their survival skills. So yes, it is something that we will have to take into consideration.
Comment #4: No big deal. Any animal is a viable food source. The more the better. Dogs carry no communicable diseases and their fur is useful so they would be a desired target. So I would hunt them. Also if a dog pack is starving then shoot one or 2 so they can eat. Also if you have the extra food stores some will join you. I would remind everyone the most dangerous animal out there is 2 legged not 4.