by Krystal Paco
Guam - Village mayors are hoping to get a better grip on the island's out of control stray animal population.
As Mayors Council of Guam executive director Angel Sablan tells KUAM News, committee chair Yigo mayor Rudy Matanane is slated to meet with the governor to discuss possible solutions.
As we've been reporting, the island only has three dog catchers who work out of the Department Of of Agriculture. "It's not that we want to embrace all of animal control and take it over. But we've got to do something about animals and the stray animals," he said. "If it takes the funding from agriculture to be given to the mayors council so they can do a better job at working with stray animals, then let's do it."
Sablan says mayors may be able to outsource the stray animal roundup as they've discovered there's a local company in the business of doing so.
Meanwhile, stray dogs continue to pose a nuisance to villagers who often report overturned trash bins or stray dogs chasing children walking to and from bus stops.