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Stray dogs are a huge problem for Corpus Christi

Posted: 5:26 PM, Apr 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-04 18:26:55-04

There  is no doubt that the city of Corpus Christi has a stray dog problem.

Shelter employee Amanda Mihalko said, "were getting about 100 calls a day."

Animal control is doing everything they can to eliminate the problem, but the problem is much bigger than the solution.

"It’s frustrating because its a double edged sword. In order to get dogs in we have to move dogs out; but people don’t like the options that we have to choose to get the dogs out," said Mihalko.

Nobody wants to see a dog be put down, but that is the harsh reality of the situation.

That’s why Josh Garcia came to the pound on Holly.  He is looking for a dog to take home.

"It’s just sad that some people would leave their dogs out and just be uncared for…and they just don’t care.. this is just kind of sad," said Garcia.

But there aren’t enough Josh Garcias in the world who want to take dogs home.

And there are not enough animal control personnel to eliminate the problem.

Danni Alcantara is the  kennel master for the shelter and he says the public can do two things to curb the problem.

One is keep your animals inside or in a secured yard and get your pets spayed or neutered.

"If we can just educate and let people know there are programs out there that have low cost clinics then that will help," said Alcantara.

  Visit Animal Care Services at   http://www.cctexas.com/departments/animal-care-services

Visit P.A.L.S. Shelter Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/pals.shelter.3/