Survey: Less Than 3,000 Stray Dogs in Detroit

Previous estimates hit 50,000


There are fewer than 3,000 loose dogs on the streets of Detroit on any given day, according to preliminary data from a survey conducted by volunteers in September.

The estimate, which could drop to less than 1,000 later, is far lower than prior guesstimates of 50,000 stray dogs roaming the city's streets, organizers said.