Volunteers trying to get dogs off the streets of Houston

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HOUSTON - Houston has a problem with stray dogs. It is estimated that more than 800,000 stray dogs live on Houston streets.

A.D.O.R.E. Houston, a local dog rescue non-profit group, is trying to raise awareness about the problem. They recently took in a dog, named "Apollo," who survived abuse that left him badly maimed. Volunteers say it is not uncommon. The dog advocates say that parts of Houston have become dumping grounds for unwanted and abused pets.

Angela Madeksho with A.D.O.R.E. Houston says, "I think it's an issue of awareness. Just because it's not in your neighborhood doesn't mean it's not happening  in our town."

Plenty of resources are available if you can no longer care for your pet. For more information visit http://www.adorehouston.org.