A large stray dog has been causing problems for one neighborhood in town. Neighbor Adam Mondragon says the stray, a large white dog with brown spots, stays in the vacant house next door.
“Like a pitbull mastiff basically, easily weights 100 pounds,” says Mondragon.
The previous tenants took him in but abandoned him when they moved three years ago. He says the stray roams the neighborhood, barking and chasing people. While some have taken pity and feed him, he’s had enough.
“I had two dogs in the backyard, he would harass my dogs,” says Mondragon.
Mondragon says the stray attacked one of his dogs, killing him, last year.
“His throat was completely ripped out,” says Mondragon.
Recently, he attacked his other dog.
“I came home Friday after work and I noticed he was pretty beat up, and the vet told me he had several bite marks in the throat area,” says Mondragon.
Since there isn’t a fence separating the houses, he believes it was the stray.
“I saw him running around and he had blood on his chest,” says Mondragon.
Mondragon says he has called Animal Control multiple times, but nothing is being done.
“They say they can get me a work-order number, I write it down, and I call back a few days later and they say oh it’s still opened, it’s still opened,” says Mondragon.
One reason, neighbors are feeding the dog.
“Once you feed the dog, it is now your responsibility, so if that dog does end up biting someone it’s going to be on them,” says Mondragon.
After losing one dog, and racking up $400 in vet fees for the second, he wants the dog gone. Before he hurts someone else.
“I’m afraid it’s going to hurt a kid one day you know, It’s a hundred pound dog,” says Mondragon.