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The Problem With Stray Dogs In Anniston Alabama


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I want to bring attention to you a problem in Anniston and the Golden Springs neighborhood.  You see, there are stray dogs roaming around in the area.  In the area where I live, I have seen around 10 dogs roaming around the area.  Most of the dogs are adult dogs, but I have seen a few younger dogs and puppies as well.  Here is a video from me recording two of these dogs.

So the question is this, why is the city of Anniston or Calhoun County not doing the right thing and sending animal control to try and pick up these dogs?  These dogs are staying in nearby abandoned buildings or in the nearby woods.  And every night, some of these dogs stay in the field next to the apartment complex and bark whenever someone comes out from their apartment.

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Well hi dog, how are you doing?

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At least some people actually cares about these dogs.  The owner of Sneaky Pete’s across the street from the apartment complex feeds these dogs with some dog food.  You can see the bowls of dog food in the field in front of the business.  And some people in the apartment complex or the businesses have left water and food for the dogs as well.  I am glad to see caring people like me trying to keep these dogs watered and fed in the hot Summer heat.

But these dogs are also roaming around and crossing Greenbrier Dear Road often, sometimes in front of the busy traffic.  I am surprised a dog has not been hit and killed yet.  Seeing these dogs roaming around and surviving is something you should NEVER see, especially in a big city like Anniston.  I know the city or the county does have animal control, which every city as big as Anniston should have, the question is this?  When is animal control coming out to capture these dogs and take them to the shelter where they will be safe?

Or is the city of Anniston and Calhoun County too poor to have animal control?  Yes, some people in Alabama actually do not care about their pets or animals, and I caught this at a Wal-Mart parking lot where a dog was tied up to a cart corral and standing on the hot sidewalk in 90 degree heat, shameful!

Since I do not expect to see animal control coming out to get these dogs anytime soon, I had to apologize to this poor dog, who will have to continue to defend for himself since the city of Anniston is too poor.  And yes, the city is about to conduct some major budget cuts and layoffs, wonderful!

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