A Pack of Gardendale Dogs Are Still On The Loose 11/4/13
CBS 7 News
November 4, 2013
GARDENDALE, TX-A pack of loose dogs has a West Texas community fearing for the safety of their pets.
Now residents are demanding that the county step in and provide a solution, but their hands are tied.
Neighbors have been complaining about dogs that have been escaping from their neighboring homes, and attacking their animals for several months now. They want animal control to take care of the problem.
Last week two rottweilers and a bullmastiff attacked an English bulldog and a goat.
Since then animal control has come out three different times to pick them up.
Residents worry itís just a problem that will continue to cycle back around.
"We want to know what the animal control is going to do, we want to know if they have their proper vaccinations," said Vickie Foster, a Gardendale resident.
CBS 7 tried to reach the owners of these dogs, but no one was home and no dogs were in sight.
Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said they've already done all that they could by having animal control pick up the dogs that didnít have their proper vaccinations.
ďWhat weíre in the process of doing is trying to get across to them, you need to fix your fence to where these animals canít get out or itís going to keep costing you more and more money,Ē said Sheriff Donaldson.
Sheriff Donaldson said "residents really only have two options at this time: they can continue to call animal control, or if these animals continue to attack theirs on their property, thereís a remedy for that, which is a legal way to solve the problem."
As of now only the bullmastiff remains in the shelter. Sheriff Donaldson said as long as the owner keeps paying these increasing fines, they're able to release the dogs.