NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Reports of stray dogs roaming the streets have been on the rise, causing officers to extra steps to bring the animals in for care.
The Metro Animal Care and Control has been putting traps in parts of town where a pack of stray dogs have been spotted, near Rosa Parks Boulevard. Animal control officers said the number of dogs captured each day can vary but bringing them in will help the community as a whole, including the dogs.
"We have folks out there who no longer want their animals, for whatever reason they'll just turn them loose and let it roam the streets and they're coming into contact with other animals, other wildlife and things that can cause it to get all sorts of diseases and issues," said Chris Hodges with Metro Animal Control.
Shelter representatives said some people have been releasing the dogs from the traps once caught, which they say is dangerous.