Are Austin Shelters Adopting Out Dangerous Dogs?

Critics Blame Austin’s No-Kill Policy

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Portland, OR -( In the aftermath (of a tragic dog attack), dog trainers reached out to KXAN saying the city shelter and its partners are putting the public in danger by adopting out aggressive dogs in order to maintain its status as a no-kill city.

There has been a 58 percent increase in Travis county since 2009 with 1,696 reported dog bites.

Patt Nordyke with the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies: “Because they are adopting out animals, aggressive animals that have not been properly screened so that they can keep their 90 percent save rate. This is detrimental to the health and safety of the community as a whole.”

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Don’t blame the dog for the idiot that owned or trained it. I think we should worry more about letting dangerous people out of prison and politicians walk away with a slap on the hand. 3 strikes u r out. Lets start treating people like people treat animals. The death penalty!, we should give the family of the victim the first shot.


You bet they are. But shelters and rescues are increasingly being sued and having to pay thousands. It should be criminal to rehome a dangerous dog


What do you suggest ? Euthanize them ?


Just like San Marcos does, gas chamber.

Wild Bill

I had a dog that everyone considered dangerous. They were so wrong. After establishing who was the pack leader, he was the most loving dog that I ever had. I think that the problem is that people don’t understand pack theory and dog speak. If you fail to be the leader in the way that dogs understand, the dog will step up to fill the void in the way that dogs understand. Nor does it matter what breed the dog is. They are all hard wired into pack psychology. I think that this is just one more area where trial… Read more »

Wild Bill

So, kill the innocent and let the people that are supposed to be in charge by virtue of higher intelligence remain unpunished. That is your solution?