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At Least 15 People In San Antonio, Including Children, Injured In Dog Attacks Last Year

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A recent string of dog attacks has made animal-related injuries a public safety issue for many in San Antonio. 

There have been at least 15 cases of bodily injury filed so far this fiscal year with the City's Animal Care Services department and officials say that irresponsible pet ownership is to blame.

Can more education and awareness help prevent future incidents? 

The newly approved city budget for the 2019 fiscal year allocates over $400,000 to Animal Care Services. The additional funding will allow ACS to add staff, including a new position addressing animal negligence and the illegal sale of puppies.

Will additional resources lead to better outcomes for animal-related concerns throughout the city?

How can San Antonio pet owners ensure their dogs don't threaten their personal safety or pose a risk to others?

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.