Councilman seeking answers from ACS after disturbing photo

Councilman seeking answers from Animal Care Services

SAN ANTONIO - A disturbing image of a stray dog on a catch pole gets the attention of a San Antonio city leader.

Councilman Roberto Trevino wants answers about how the dog was treated and the training of Animal Care Services officers who come in contact with animals on the street.

The picture of a stray dog dangling on a pole in the hands of the very people employed to make sure animals are treated humanely in this city sparked outrage. Councilman Trevino is one of those people who have questions about this incident.

A bystander snapped an image of an ACS officer removing one of three stray dogs from a house in the 200 block of Thorain Boulevard.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, according to Shannon Sims the Assistant Director of ACS. Sims said what you see in the photo doesn't align with their training and is not characteristics of his personnel.

But it did happen.

Councilman Trevino sent ACS an email and he posted it on his Facebook page. Trevino wants to know the status of the dog and if the animal was injured.

The city leader is asking for regular reports for such incidents in his district from ACS. He also wants to know what the training process is for a candidate before they become an ACS officer.

We do not have a timeline on when the ACS investigation will be completed

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