There are two set of dog packs being tracked by Dallas Animal Services and Gypsy Dog Ops. Please remember, good things can come from trapping the dogs. First, the dogs are no longer in danger of being hit by cars, attacked by other loose dogs, getting in fights over lady dogs, breeding and making more unwanted dogs, they are not chasing bikers, joggers, cats or kids, and most importantly, they are just safe.
If you have concerns about the dogs being picked up and taken to the shelter, there are many, many worse things than being compassionate and humanly euthanized. We have seen that with this pack as this last weekend as one of the loose dogs reportedly killed another loose dog in the park. Let’s get the dogs picked up and potentially onto a new life.
What’s that cage in the park?
It’s an animal live trap to help the stray dogs roaming our neighborhood and parks.
You may have seen posts on Next Door and Facebook about a handful of stray dogs roaming the neighborhood around Kidd Springs Park. Dallas Animal Services (DAS) has been notified and has been out to try to catch the dogs. The dogs are what we call “loose, unsocial, hard to catch”. They generally will not let you get close enough to catch them. Because the dogs are hard to catch, Dallas Animal Services is placing a trap to try to help capture the dogs.
It’s a Dallas Animal Services trap and only authorized persons from the City and Gypsy Dog Ops are allowed to touch it – it’s the law. Seriously, it is against the law to touch or open a city live trap. Gypsy Dog Ops is collaborating with DAS to help track the dogs and monitor the trap and we need your help!
Please help these dogs and follow these guidelines for tracking the dogs and monitoring the trap:
- If you see the dogs, please report them to 311 and to Gypsy Dog Ops. Please text 214.4147.4142 or FB tag Gypsydog Ops with time/ location/ description / and 311 Service Request #
- Don’t park in front of the trap, drive by, and or rubberneck. We want to avoid anything that would make the dogs hesitant to go near the trap.
- Walk your dogs across the street or across the park away from the trap. There is food in the trap and your dog may want to go near it and we wouldn’t want them to get in the trap.
- Don’t touch the trap – You could trigger the closure preventing us from catching the dogs. Plus, it’s illegal.
- If you see a dog or a cat in the live trap, please call 311 and report the animal in the trap. Get the service request number – the service number is important! Then move to step #6
- In addition to calling 311 text this number: 417.4142 and let us know. We have a hot line to a DAS supervisor that the 311 operator does not. If it is after 10pm, please text and call this number.
- If an animal is in the trap: PLEASE LEAVE THE TRAP AND DOG or CAT alone. Do not approach the trap. Dallas Animal Services will come ASAP.
- Don’t feed the dogs when they’re roaming We want them to be attracted to the food in the trap.
This is NOT an official city communication. This is a courtesy post from Gypsy Dog Ops. If you have any questions or interest in fostering or adopting any of the dogs DAS is able to catch, please contact Gypsy Dog Ops at:email@example.com or feel free to call DAS directly.
Duck Team 6 may also have a trap at the park, if the trap is not marked with alt instructions, these rules still apply. The city will work with Duck Team 6 if the trap you call on turns out to be a Duck Team 6 trap. DT6 needs help monitoring their trap too! Let’s all work together. Thank you for your time and attention to this serious issue. We have a lot of similar stories that have had happy endings for the dogs. Together, hopefully we can help catch these strays and maybe even find them loving forever homes!
Here are the dogs we’re looking for – but please report any loose dogs or dog packs.
Here’s more about trapping efforts and or dog packs.
Thanks for caring about our neighborhood animals and for taking the time to help track the dogs. Together we can create a great neighborhoods for both the residents and our neighborhood animals.