YEAR ?? - MID TO LATE 70'S ???
"The Department responds to citizen complaints based upon a priority basis, with aggressive dogs, injured animals, animal cruelty or abuse being the top priorities. Also complaints that are 'in progress' are handled as fast as possible, especially high priority calls that are 'in progress' like a dog in the act of chasing someone or a bite that just occurred and the dog is 'at large.' A dog that is wandering down a street is not a high priority for the Department as that type of call is a nuisance and not a danger but it is still a complaint that the officers strive to handle as quickly as possible. Keep in mind we only have two or three animal control officers responding to high priority calls for the entire city of San Diego."