JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that they will continue to set and monitor traps around James Island in response to feral dogs attacking cats.
Investigators say 13 dogs have been captured in the area of Ben Road and Honeyhill Road. Charleston County Animal Control crews captured 10 dogs while the sheriff's office captured three of them.
Authorities are urging residents to continue to follow suggested to reduce the return of the dogs by not leaving any food out in the open, covering trash cans and monitoring their own pets and to contact the sheriff's office if they observe the dogs in their area.
Officials are also reminding residents of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to reduce the likelihood of a reoccurrence of the stray and feral dog problem.
The sheriff's office released the following statement:
"As we had hoped the combined efforts of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, City of Charleston Animal Control, the Town of James Island, Pet Helpers, Charleston Animal Society and the reports and information from residents have paid dividends in that there have been no additional reports of any cats being attacked in the last week and a half nor any reports from anyone reporting dog sightings during since the last dog was captured on September 5, 2012."