SAN ANTONIO - There are more stray dogs in San Antonio, according to Animal Care Services, than there are people in Waco, Texas.
And the canine population in the Alamo City is growing at a faster rate.
Using statistics to identify problem neighborhoods, ACS is taking a new targeted approach.
In the past year, the city's 311 services received close to 50,000 calls reporting stray dogs.
ACS took those calls and plotted them on a map to identify hot spots.
Thursday, Animal Care officers along with Councilman Chris Medina met with neighbors of the Rolling Ridge neighborhood.
Ida Rojo, 77, told city officials about the day back in January when her dog was attacked by a stray pit-bull.
"We took our dog to the veterinarian right away, but he had too many internal damages," she said.
Ever since her dog was killed, Rojo said she is hesitant to go for a walk.
"It's still scary,” she said. “I don't go on certain areas that I use to go."
Rojo's neighbors then took Animal Care officers around - showing them where they've seen strays.
Ben LaRosa keeps a journal of every stray dog sighting in his neighborhood. He has an entry on nearly every day, including the day he was attacked by two dogs.
“I was nearly killed right up the street there,” said LaRosa.
After meeting with neighbors, ACS Director Joe Angelo said he will be sending out more officers to the neighborhood and they will be setting up traps.
Neighbors told him they hope it will work in their neighborhood and in the rest of the city.
LaRosa said, "It's not just our problem. It's a city-wide problem."