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Listen In, Lubbock: The loose dog problem


Loose dogs are an issue many in Lubbock have worried about for years. Most of these animals are harmless, but a recent deadly dog attack proves that’s not always the case. How did this become a problem? And what are community leaders going to do about it?

Shaley Sanders, KCBD

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Dogs believed responsible for North Lubbock attack captured from KCBD

KCBD Investigates County Canine Crisis: County residents furious over dumped dogs from KCBD

KCBD Investigates the County Canine Crisis: Elected officials weigh in on animals being dumped in Lubbock County from KCBD

KCBD Investigates: More than 20 animals a day euthanized at Lubbock Animal Shelter from KCBD. Originally published in 2018.

Recent City of Lubbock Animal Services metrics

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
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