On Tuesday, Town Marshal Chuck Jones informed the town council he has had a few complaints from citizens regarding two dogs, one of which may be a pit bull, running around throughout the day.
"This has been going on for about one week," Jones said.
He said he has seen the dogs during the morning hours. Council member Ed Nevins added he has seen the two dogs during the afternoon hours.
Jones told the council he contacted the Clay County Humane Society and has attempted to retrieve the animals but has been unable to do so.
Jones said the dogs may be strays, but added one of the dogs has a collar, giving him reason to believe the dogs are being let out during the day by a possible owner.
Despite the complaints, Jones said no harm has been caused to citizens that he is aware of.
"They're not out all the time," Jones said. "But they're always together. One of them is a pit bull so people are leery. They're intimidating."
Jones, who has been the Town Marshal for Staunton since 2007, said he is still working with the Humane Society to catch the animals.
Meanwhile, Jones informed the council some vandalism has taken place in the town.
He said three separate acts of vandalism have occurred on the east end of town since the fall.
He told the council he suspected the incidents were engineered by teenagers in the area and parents could be cited for damage.
The council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at town hall. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 11, 2010.