At Least 15 People In San Antonio, Including Children, Injured In Dog Attacks Last Year
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?
- Lisa Norwood, public relations and outreach manager for the City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services department
- Officer Shannon Sims, assistant director for the City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services department