Animal Control Tracking Service Calls

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Harrisonburg Animal Control is now tracking not only how many calls they receive a month, but also where they come from in Harrisonburg.

They started the tracking in January, with the hope it will act as a baseline.

Leaders with Animal Control said this allows them to see trends and look into what causes the calls, so they can better address the issues.

This tracking also gives people in the community better insight into what is going on in their neighborhood.

Katie Carbone, a local pet owner, said this will make her feel better, knowing the issues being addressed in the community.

"It makes me feel safer because I know the animals are being looked out for. Everyone is playing a role in the community to make sure we are safer as people, the animals are safer and we can just coexist together," said Carbone.

According to the tracking maps, animal control responded to almost twice as many calls in April and May compared to the rest of the year. They said, this is normal to see an increase in the warmer months when more people are out, noticing the animals. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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