Apprehended stray dogs would beimpounded at the city government motorpool on Delgado Street where owners couldclaim them. Dr. Tomas Forteza, city veterinarian,agreed to round up stray dogs which Atinado claimed were digging up anduprooting ornamental plants. Forteza urged those with dogs to beresponsible pet owners and by that, he meant that the dogs must be leashed. Stray dogs remain a concern in Iloilo City. They must be leashed and confined only within their owners’ premises, according to the City Veterinary Office. Stray dogs, too, are being blamed for vandalizing ornamental plants that the city government has planted at the Iloilo Esplanade and the median strip of the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao district. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Not only humans. Straydogs, too, are being blamed for vandalizing ornamental plants that the citygovernment has planted at the Iloilo Esplanade and the median strip of the Sen.Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao district. “We hope to solve this problemsoonest,” said Forteza. “Gasagodsila ido pero wala sila galantaw sang ila responsibilidad para mag-safe aton community.They must keep their dogs within their premises,” said Forteza. “If no one shows up to claim the dogsor adopt them, we will do mercy killing. We will put them to sleep,” Forteza. Unclaimed stray dogs would beeuthanized, City Veterinary Office is scouting foran area where to set up an animal impounding facility, he revealed./PN An overdose of injectable barbiturateswould be administered to the dogs. City Beautification Program head NindaAtinado sought the City Veterinary Office’s help.