Beaches adjacent to the fishing camps are also inhabited by dogs—dumped on the beach by city people or left behind by fishermen. Although the largest population of dogs is currently at the far end of the sand spit in the west, these dogs may pose an additional threat to the sea turtles. Currently, the dogs are fed once a week by Stichting Henk Abrahams with the help of the Green Heritage Fund Suriname. In February 2013, the Animal Protection Society Suriname spayed and neutered 20 animals on the beach, of which  only 7 survive currently. Spaying and neutering of the dogs was restarted in the month of October 2013.