City workers, residents and volunteers in Kansas City, Kansas, all agree the city must find a way to deal with several packs of stray dogs.
The Kansas City Star reports that Animal Control Director Michelle Angell acknowledged the city has a “huge” problem with dog packs. She says residents fear jogging downtown and children going to school are sometimes frightened by the animals.
Part of the problem is that animal control has six officers and a supervisor. A national animal control group says a city the size of Kansas City, Kansas, should have 20 officers.
The city said 271 dogs were captured in July, August and September, although the animal control division can house only 39 at a time.