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Stray Dogs on the North Side

"Its everyday, its everyday all day ... they try to dig in, my fence is torn up from one of them actually breaking in," says Stephen Scott "Its everyday, its everyday all day ... they try to dig in, my fence is torn up from one of them actually breaking in," says Stephen Scott
"Our north side of town does have a lot of stray animals ... eventually they do form a pack and they become even more of a menace," says Shannon Barlow with Animal Control "Our north side of town does have a lot of stray animals ... eventually they do form a pack and they become even more of a menace," says Shannon Barlow with Animal Control

Stray dogs on the loose--

One north side resident says too many animals are roaming his neighborhood.

He's worried if something isn't done soon something far worse could happen.

Stephen Scott alerted us to the stray situation here...

And we went to Animal Control with his concerns.

Stephen Scott is a dog lover.

But he's not in love with the stray animals that are strolling the streets.

"Its everyday, its everyday all day ... they try to dig in, my fence is torn up from one of them actually breaking in," says Scott.

Loose dogs... breaking in... wreaking havoc.

He's fed up.

"I've got 4 dogs I have to be. Especially with parvo and rabies, the dogs that are running around probably dont have their shots yet, ya I'm concerned," he says.

Animal Control loaned Scott a trap to help stem the problem, in 3 days he caught 3 dogs.

"Our north side of town does have a lot of stray animals ... eventually they do form a pack and they become even more of a menace," says Shannon Barlow with Animal Control.

Animal control tells us officers are on patrol, catching animals that don't belong...

And this summer... if the problem gets worse...

They're cracking down even more, especially if there's an attack.

"If its an unprovoked vicious savage attack on another animal or person those animals are most likely going to be deemed dangerous and destroyed," she says.

Meantime, Scott is doing all he can to protect his pooches and his neighbors...

But he'd like to see more involvement...

"We work as a little community but it needs to go out a little bit further," he says.

Animal Control says keep your dog confined, on a leash and vaccinated, or you may be slapped with a fine... or worse.

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