DALLAS (CBS11) – The City of Dallas euthanized 9,190 dogs last year, even before the city’s plan to get more loose dogs off the streets with sweeps in target areas like South Dallas.READ MORE: Cowboys Rallying In 4th Quarter - Trailing 23-17
Sometimes employees with Dallas Animal Services will be forced to put down nearly 100 animals in a day.
“The most I’ve done… is 78,” said Andrew Sanchez.
The life-long animal lover started with DAS four years ago.
“I love them. I love animals. They’re my everything,” said Sanchez.
He’s one of dozens of employees who rotate for their turn to euthanize for the day. Sanchez says his turn comes up every few weeks.
“It’s hard. It’s difficult,” said Sanchez. “It’s the hard part of the job.”
DAS officials say the summer months will be there busiest time for intake of animals and putting many down.READ MORE: Greater Manchester Police Arrest 2 Teens Allegedly In Connection With Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Standoff
They say the best practice to for the pet owners in Dallas is to get their animals spayed or neutered.
Here is a list of organizations that can help pet owners properly care for their dogs or cats, in some cases, for free or for a reduced fee:Colleyville Rabbi: 'We Are Resilient And We Will Recover'
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