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Three nonprofit organizations have offered funding for the city to spay and neuter stray dogs in southern Dallas to reduce the population and improve public safety.

Eric Aasen / KERA News

Stray dogs have plagued southern Dallas for decades. The issue gained national attention in May after Antoinette Brown was mauled to death by a pack of dogs. The attack followed years of complaints from residents, and a consultant group recently estimated 8,700 loose dogs roam the streets in the southern part of the city. 

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Most big cities have a problem with stray dogs. In Dallas, it’s more like a crisis.

In early May, dogs mauled a homeless woman, biting her more than 100 times. A week later, she died. Now, neighbors are furious and city officials are scrambling to come up with an answer.

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Eric Aasen / KERA News

Animal shelters across North Texas are overwhelmed with an influx of cats and dogs. It’s a chronic summertime problem. But it could be even worse if it weren’t for scores of volunteers like Marina Tarashevska who roam the streets, looking to help stray animals.