9,000 Stray Dogs / Dallas Texas
“It’s crazy,” Roland said, sighing. “I don’t walk outside anymore. No way.”
…Dallas officials hired a consulting firm… – Los Angels Times
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All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23)
Bonus: Call in the military to capture and dispose of the dogs. To make it fun have them perform the tasks in red high heel shoes. Sure would beat the Navy’s transgender classes for fun.
Lesson: I know, I know, ship in truckloads of red high heel shoes in Army trucks and have the Navy give dozens of red shoes to old ladies. The old ladies can then throw them at the stray dogs. This will scatter the stray dogs, give the dogs something to chew, then, I know, I know, hire the talking heads to go around the city and count the number of red shoes on the streets. Call on me, I know, I know…
Opinion Unto Righteousness / Timothy Williams / Enumclaw.com Washington / Tuesday, September 20, 2016
(latimes.com)—But a tipping point came in May, when at least four dogs fatally attacked Antoinette Brown, 52, in an overgrown lot just across the street from Roland’s home. The mauling was so vicious — fang marks dotted her body and a chunk of her bicep was missing — that a police officer compared it to a shark attack.
After that, Dallas officials hired a consulting firm, which released a report this summer estimating that nearly 9,000 loose dogs live south of Interstate 30 — the separation line in the largely segregated city.
Consultants drove around the city several days this summer and spotted strays of all sizes and breeds in southern Dallas. A few pit bulls, but also a small, fluffy gray dog and a sleek black one with white paws.
Councilman Casey Thomas, who grew up in and represents a swath of southern Dallas, said the area has been “plagued” by loose dogs for as long as he can remember.
“It’s a huuuge problem,” he said, stretching the vowel for emphasis. “People walking with sticks and golf clubs? That’s a quality-of-life issue.”
The problem is almost entirely in southern Dallas, a situation Thomas attributes to lower spay-and-neutering rates as well as a shortage of veterinary clinics in the poorer neighborhoods. Residents say some of the dogs get left behind after people are evicted, with others dumped into the neighborhood by people from other parts of town.
Since Brown’s death, Thomas said, Dallas Animal Services has rounded up strays and increased patrols in problem areas. The city also assigned a deputy police chief to tackle the problem.