City Council to hear from ACS almost a month after deadly dog attack

City Council will meet at 2 p.m.; ACS Advisory Board will meet at 5:55 p.m.

San Antonio police at scene of dog attack on West Side. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services and City Council will meet on Wednesday for the first time since a dog attack left one man dead and others injured last month.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg said that during a City Council meeting planned for 2 p.m., they will be hearing about a comprehensive plan from ACS.

In a KSAT Q&A, Nirenberg said the plan addresses “major issues” and has been underway for the past year. He said City Council will hear about the resources that ACS needs so that during budget time, councilmembers can “fire on all cylinders.”

“There are a lot of things that we need to do comprehensively. Some of them to just make sure that we have proper ACS services happening in the city, but also to just make sure we close policy gaps that could prevent an incident from happening in the future,” he said.

On Feb. 24, dogs attacked and killed 81-year-old Ramon Najera in the 2800 block of Depla Street, off Highway 90 and Cupples Road. The dogs had escaped another home and attacked Najera and his wife, who were visiting a home in the neighborhood, according to San Antonio police.

The owners of the dogs, Christian Moreno and Abilene Schnieder, were arrested, and records show that authorities received 112 calls to their home in a two-year span.

Assistant City Manager David W. McCary and ACS Director Shannon Sims will give the briefing.

To view the City Council B-Session at 2 p.m., click here.

The ACS Advisory Board will also meet at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday at the ACS annex/welcome center at 4710 State Highway 151.

People who want to give public comments can sign up to speak before 5:50 p.m. Each speaker will be given three minutes.

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