A pug mix followed a resident home from Mabel Davis Park on Wednesday. Do you know this sweet guy?
If you know this dog or the owner, use the contact form to provide your name and how to reach you, and you’ll be contacted by the family taking care of him.
There has been a recent increase in the number of loose dogs in Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods, and one pet dog attacked and injured a pedestrian in April. Please be aware that in Travis County, a dog must be on a leash at all times unless it’s secured on its owner’s property or is in a designated off-leash area in a park. Tethering a dog in a yard is against the law in Austin. Learn more about City of Austin pet ordinances and the Travis County leash law.
Dogs face an uncertain and often short future on the streets. Some of the biggest dangers are heartworms, predators and cars, but even if a loose dog is impounded and taken to the “safety” of an animal shelter, it won’t survive long if it isn’t claimed. This guy is lucky to have a temporary caretaker, because Austin’s brand-new, $12 million animal shelter is already over capacity and had to end its hard-earned “no-kill” status when it euthanized 17 animals last week. Read more in a May 14 Austin American-Statesman article.
Please think of the safety of your pet and your neighbors, and keep your dog on a leash or in your house or fenced yard.
And if you’re a responsible dog lover, you might be able to give this dog a safe and loving home if its owner isn’t found.