Grab a Stick, a Trap and Catch that Loose Dog!
Spring, TX - The loose dog problem in Spring, Texas is so bad that citizens are carrying sticks with them. Stick carrier, Thomas Partridge, 6-years old, recently got bit by one of these dogs. After a three-hour wait for the sheriff and animal control, he finally got delivered to the hospital.
Thomas’ aunt Robin Rowley said that she's called the cops at least five times to come out to the house. This is where the real story begins. After the family’s first call for help, animal control came out, couldn’t find the dog, and gave them a trap.
Apparently the county has about 60 of those traps, and hands them out for free. But they don’t always work. The larger question is, "Should citizens be asked to trap loose, dangerous dogs?"
Thomas’s mother tried to lure the loose dog to the county’s trap for ten days. A week ago, the county took it back empty. Now that dog has bitten her son. She thinks the county could have done more. She rightly adds:
"They should have been the one trying to catch it, but they left it for us to deal with for two weeks."
The law says someone who sees a loose dog can file a report with the justice of the peace to get the dog locked up. That’s what the Partridges plan to do from now on.