They want their parish government to step up and fix the problem. There is a problem in union parish. Donna Hill tells us, "Its an overpopulation of cats and dogs". For humans its a nuisance. For Oda Rockets Pomeranian Maddie, it was almost deadly. Oda Rockett of Spearsville tells us the terrifying tale, "I saw 5 dogs on top of her and I ran across the yard, throwing my arms up in the air, screaming and hollering". Oda rushed 9 year old Maddie to the vets office. Oda Rockett said, "But I knew that I had to take care of her and I knew that I could... and we did". Donna Hill is a self confessed dog lover. Donna had this to say, "I dont believe there is such a thing as a bad dog, I think there is a lot of bad owners out there". On Tuesday night Oda Rockett and Donna Hill were among 30 Union Parish residents who attended a police jury meeting to demand action about stray dogs. They did not come away satisfied. Donna Hill tells us, "I personally was kind of disappointed". Oda Rockett says "I felt like they would would be more receptive than they were, all they did was appoint a committee". Donna says one police juror told her that paving roads were more important than dealing with the wild dog problem. This bothered Donna. She says, "That blacktop road is only going to address maybe 4 or 5 people that live on it, the dog problem is addressing everybody in Union Parish". Donna and Oda say dumpsters spread across the parish are a major part of the problem. Donna tells us, "Dumping puppies and dogs they dont want anymore at the dumpster". Oda Rockett, "People dump them there intentionally thinking that they can get some scraps". Donna tells us if an animal shelter cant be built or a animal control officer hired for the parish, then irresponsible pet owners should pay the price. Donna Hill said, "Citing the owners, issue them a citation, put the problem back on the dog owner". Pet overpopulation problems not limited to Union Parish. Ouachita Parishs Animal Shelter euthanizes 7,000 animals every year and on one recent day the parish shelter received 100 unwanted dogs.