Recently, Animal Services has been called out to Kirby Lake multiple times for animal dumping and abandonment. This area is inside the City Limits but just off a major highway, and the location of the animals dumped are out of view of anyone in the park or from the road. Yesterday, Animal Services found two 3-4-month-old puppies.
Animal dumping is against the Chapter 6 ordinance in Abilene, and the Texas Penal Code 42.092 (b) (4), and is a class A misdemeanor, meaning offenders could potentially face fines and /or jail time.
The City of Abilene and Animal Services are looking to get the word out to deter this problem.