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Friday, November 06, 2009

Animal Control picks up three stray dogs

Metro Animal Control Field Operations Supervisor Billy Biggs reports that the organization picked up three stray dogs yesterday as part of a sweep of the neighborhood. Please continue to call Animal Control at (615) 862-7928. This number is monitored 24 hours a day, so please leave a detailed message when calling.


  1. Anonymous3:45 PM

    That's great that they picked up 3 stray dogs lately BUT... there continues to be a wild pack of 10+ dogs roaming the streets at night. Last night 11/6 at 11pm there was barking and horrible yelping coming from between our house and our neighbors in the front yard. When she went out to see what it was she said "at least 10-12 dogs were in a pack and came from the side of our yards. This is at 4025 Utah Ave. Please continue to call because this problem is FAR from SOLVED!

  2. Thanks for sharing this information. You're right that it's critical to keep calling Animal Control any time strays are spotted.

  3. I saw them on the golf course just on the other side of the greenway on Saturday morning. I tried to call Animal Control but 411 couldn't locate the number. I've got the number now (thanks to this blog) in case I see them again.

    There was a 4-some teeing off right into them! I wonder if the dogs let them play through.

  4. Thanks for trying to let Animal Control know. Hopefully our continued reports will help them catch the dogs in question.

  5. Anonymous9:39 PM

    I saw a couple of sray dogs near the golf course this morning. Called animal control and left a message. Saw 3 more dogs (different dogs) on Charlotte before lunch. Called it in and spoke to an officer. I seriously have my doubts that anyone responded. I mean, how hard is it to track down a pack of dogs???

  6. Animal Control has assured us that they're doing everything they can to track down the dogs. I hope they catch them soon, too.

  7. Anonymous9:08 AM

    I just called to leave a message regarding 3 stray dogs that were in my yard (5200 block Elkins Ave) and was unable to. Since the office was closed, leaving a message wasn't an option - the message said to call back during business hours regarding stray dogs. Unless it was an 'extreme emergency', you could not get an officer or leave a message.

  8. Thanks for sharing this. Animal Control has urged us to leave messages when strays are spotted in the neighborhood, so it should be fine to do so if you see the dogs again.