American Stray Project http://michiganradio.org en Are stray animals taking over Detroit? http://michiganradio.org/post/are-stray-animals-taking-over-detroit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The question of stray animals in the City of Detroit has been in the spotlight ever since </span><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/abandoned-dogs-roam-detroit-in-packs-as-humans-dwindle.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bloomberg News</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> published&nbsp;a story painting Detroit as some place&nbsp;where "abandoned dogs roam in packs as humans dwindle." The article estimated&nbsp;the number of stray dogs at 50,000, a number that has turned out to be grossly inaccurate.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Michigan State University political science professor&nbsp;Laura Reese has completed the first academic study of the problem, which hopes to shed light on the reality of the situation.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:21:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 16376 at http://michiganradio.org Are stray animals taking over Detroit? The city of Detroit is understaffed for its stray animal problem http://michiganradio.org/post/city-detroit-understaffed-its-stray-animal-problem <p>The question of how many stray animals are in Detroit has been talked about ever since Bloomberg News put out this piece with the typical "Detroit is a hellhole" headline:</p><p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/abandoned-dogs-roam-detroit-in-packs-as-humans-dwindle.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><strong>Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle</strong></em></a></p><p>Chris Christoff&nbsp;reported that the city had "as many as 50,000 stray dogs."</p><p><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/new-study-nowhere-close-50000-stray-dogs-detroit">Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reported</a> that other groups said there's no question that the number has been "wildly inflated."</p><p>Tom McPhee of the World Animal Awareness Society estimated there were between 1,000 to 3,000 stray dogs in the city.</p><p>Now, yet another estimate has been published.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:59:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16283 at http://michiganradio.org The city of Detroit is understaffed for its stray animal problem New study: Nowhere close to 50,000 stray dogs in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/new-study-nowhere-close-50000-stray-dogs-detroit <p>An animal welfare group says there are <a href="http://www.wa2s.org/uploads/5/8/8/9/5889479/american_strays_project_preliminary_data_for_detroit_012014.pdf">far fewer “wild dogs” running Detroit streets</a> than many have suggested.</p><p>Detroit has captured national headlines in recent months for its stray dog problem, with some reports estimating the city was home to at least <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/abandoned-dogs-roam-detroit-in-packs-as-humans-dwindle.html">50,000 dogs roaming the streets</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:30:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 16107 at http://michiganradio.org New study: Nowhere close to 50,000 stray dogs in Detroit