Less strays for Tri-City Animal Control

Less strays for Tri-City Animal Control
PASCO - Less strays and more animals seized. It's the current trend at the Tri-City Animal Control. Action News learned less strays were taken last year compared to the year prior.

However, numbers are steady - but in the thousands. And the number of animals seized spiked by 87 percent.

Animal Control says the need for seized animals is increasing. More owners of dogs like pit-bulls aren't following the rules.

It's also due to efforts of patrol officers. They say it's all about being honest about your animal when you bring them in.

"The better people are about spay and neutering their animals, the less numbers we're going to have come in to our shelter. The microchip aspect is that animals are being found in a field, they've been scanned for a chip, the owner information can be obtained right then and there,” said Tri-City Animal Control Director Angela Zilar.

In total, almost four-thousand animals were taken in by the shelter last year.