AN ALBUQUERQUE MAN SAYS HE )S OUTRAGED AT THE CITY AFTER HE FOUND A DOG UNCONSCIOUS, AND IT TOOK THEM THREE HOURS TO RESPOND. NEWS 13 )S FRANCESCA WASHINGTON EXPLAINS WHAT KEPT THEM FROM COMING, AND HOW THEY ARE WORKING RESPOND FASTER. 00:38 dog panting 0:42 PLACIDO RIVERA SAYS WHEN HE FIRST SAW THIS PANTING PITBULL… IT WAS LAYING LIFELESS IN HIS NEIGHBOR )S DRIVEWAY THIS AFTERNOON. 3:51 “It was laying on the floor just lights out. The dog was not responsive.” 3:56 RIVERA SAYS ITS UNCLEAR HOW LONG THE DOG HAD BEEN WANDERING THE WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT SAYS THEY SPLASHED WATER ON THE DOG FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES UNTIL HE REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. 4:11 “The dog was finally able to start drinking water on its own and came to.” 4:17 RIVERA SAYS HE AND HIS NEIGHBOR DID EVERYTHING THE COULD TO HELP THE ANIMAL AND WHEN THEY REACHED OUT TO THE CITY… 5:13 “They told us a dying dog in our yard was not a priority.” 5:15 RIVERA SAYS THEY CALLED THE CITY FOUR TIMES AND THEY WERE TOLD THERE WAS ONLY ONE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER WORKING THE AREA.. SHE ARRIVED THREE HOURS LATER. 6:30 “It makes my blood boil especially because it was an animal in distress and we made the proper phone calls and yet we go no action. 6:38 ANIMAL WELFARE OFFICIALS SAY THE OFFICER DIDN )T RESPOND RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE SHE WAS TRYING TO CAPTURE AN AGGRESSIVE DOG LOOSE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THEN SHE RECEIVED A CALL ABOUT A SNAKE CRAWLING THROUGH A PUBLIC PLACE. RIVERA SAYS THE CITY NEEDS TO ADD MORE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS. 2:45 “Especially because these are our tax dollars at work, one crew for the whole west side. one crew. 2:52 FRANCESCA WASHINGTON, KRQE NEWS 13. ANIMAL WELFARE SAYS IT IS IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING MORE FIELD AGENTS. THE DOG FOUND TODAY WAS MICRO- CHIPPED. IT WAS RETURNED TO IT )S OWNER.