11-29-2018, 01:36 PM
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| | Capturing a Stray Dog
Hello, I am trying to help 3 stray dogs that haved lived on the campus where I am a student in San Antonio for the past 3 months but need advice. These dogs do not seem to have a home and are very much street dogs but are non-agressive to people and come to campus for food most likely. 2 of them will eat a dog treat from my hand or lick dog food off my hand but any move to touch them or leash them they quickly bolt away. The other one is injured and will not come with 5 feet.
I have tried to get the help of the local animal shelter but they were unable to capture them (I don't know how hard they tried) and set a humane trap which has not worked. I have given them dog food on about 4 occasions and they will eat close to me but again, they are very skittish and run if any quick movement is made. I feed them from a sitting, non-threatening position and move slowly, don't make eye contact, etc.
Any ideas of how I can get these dogs to trust me enough to leash them? Maybe it just takes regular feeding? My goal is to get them to a shelter and hopefully in homes eventually.
PS-If there are past threads on this my apologies, I could not find a related topic in search.