Every village has them--a  stray dog, or two, or maybe even a pack of them.


One of Yigo Mayor Rudy Matanane's major concerns is that it's only a matter of time until someone gets attacked or bitten by one of these dogs.

"Those are the dangerous dogs that live in the jungle," he said. "They're vicious and I know that for a fact because I've seen them because we used to hunt." 147


Speaking out at today's Mayor's Council of Guam meeting, Matanane said because of large swaths of jungle, the community has a higher number of stray dogs than other villages. This has brought on frustration among villagers including himself.

"We have already said that we were gonna do something so do it! Do it! I'm doing what I'm supposed to do, to do the right thing. OK," he said. 

He said his role as the Chairman of the Stray Dog Committee puts added pressure on him to solve the problem. The main areas he is focusing on are the legalities.

 "My frustration is I'm trying to get all the agencies to meet and do this the right way," he said.