CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Dallas Neighbors Take Grassroots Approach To Stray Dog Problem

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Brian New
Brian joined the CBS 11 News team in 2013 after working a...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

For similar articles, visit the Your Home section.

your home listical graphic Dallas Neighbors Take Grassroots Approach To Stray Dog Problem

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Dallas Neighbors Take Grassroots Approach To Stray Dog ProblemWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Dallas Neighbors Take Grassroots Approach To Stray Dog ProblemHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 Dallas Neighbors Take Grassroots Approach To Stray Dog ProblemJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

DALLAS (CBS 11 News) - Stray and loose dogs are the number one code compliance complaint heard at Dallas City Hall.

Many neighbors in Oak Cliff said the problem is so out-of-control they’re afraid to even go outside for a walk.

“It can be really bad sometimes,“ said Oak Cliff resident David Rapp. “You go out and have to go back in because there will be five to six dogs out there and you never know if they are upset.”

Saturday afternoon more than 50 people gathered for a community meeting in Oak Cliff to address the issue.

Chris Watts said he is hoping a grassroots approach will help spread the word about the resources currently available that can aid in controlling the overpopulation.

“We have to focus on the quality of life for the animal, but we also have to worry about the neighbor, who may or may not like dogs, and how to successful get these dogs off the streets.”

Watts said his goal is to bring neighbors, animal rescue groups, and the city all into the discussion.

Last year, Dallas Animal Services took in 27,416 dogs and cats.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

 

View Comments