In keeping with our dedication to reduce the stray animal population and educate the community on responsible pet ownership, Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS) continues to utilize the Target Spay/Neuter Program. One step of this process is the enforcement stage. Enforcement sweeps will begin on Thursday, Oct. 24 for Baldwin, Blake, Prescott, Tarleton and surrounding streets.

Our targeted programs focus on the animals at the greatest risk of being put down in the shelter or abandoned on the street. We choose neighborhoods based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping of high impound and stray areas. GIS lets us see the community through real data and not through generalizations. This means greater efficiency while using limited resources.

In addition to targeted enforcement of specific areas, CCACS Animal Control Officers perform neighborhood stray sweeps each Thursday. On Oct. 17, Animal Control Officers issued 22 citations and rescued 10 stray dogs from: 800 block of Redmond St., 3900 block of Bradford Dr., 400 block of W. Clark, 1300 block of S. Alameda St., 200 block of Torreon St., 900 block of Mendoza St., and 1400 and 1500 blocks of Buenos Aires.

CCACS is committed to providing accessible spay neuter resources, rescuing stray animals off the streets of Corpus Christi as-well-as educating and empowering people to care for their pets.