by Krystal Paco
Guam - If you own a dog, you may want to put a leash on it as some island mayors are taking matters into their own hands.
Doggone tired of the out of control stray dog population, mayors like Dededo's Melissa Savares are hiring private companies to do the dirty work.
At a recent Mayors Council meet, Savares reported she's hired A.S.A.P. Animal Control at $30 per dog captured but it appears they're a little too good at their job.
"We've had several incidences where my residents are actually fighting with him because it's their dog but he's contracted to take whatever strays are loose on the road so i told him you take it, you take it to gain, and then they can pick it up from gain. We've had two people who've wanted to fight with him and of course we called the police," she said.
According to Guam law, pets should be licensed and restrained to the owner's property.
Should your dog be captured and taken to gain, prepare to pay adoption or retrieval fees in addition to having your pet spayed or neutered prior to release.