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Dr. Leandro Gutierrez: Pet ownership takes ‘education and responsibility’

November 15, 2012 • Local News


This 7-month-old Siberian Huskey was turned over to Animal Services because she is an escape artist. She is full of energy and requires space to run and lots of exercise. She would need special accommodations in the summer months in order to keep cool. Jessica Palmer Photo

Dr. Leandro Gutierrez, consulting veterinarian for the City of Roswell Animal Services, spoke out about responsible pet ownership.

He has noted a 28 percent increase in owner reclamation of dogs from Animal Services and provided the figures, with 64 dogs reclaimed in October 2011 compared to 88 dogs reclaimed in October 2012. Adoptions are also up.

However, not all the figures are rosy. “From Nov. 1 through Nov. 10, we had 14 dogs whose owners Login to read more

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