Cape Girardeau reports about animals made up the largest portion of nuisance-abatement calls in the city in 2014. The Cape Girardeau Police Department’s annual report shows of more than 7,500 calls made to the department reporting nuisances 3,051 involved animals. The Nuisance Division says these reports consist of calls about dead animals and road kill, animals at large or detained, animal bites and follow-ups to animal bites, dead animals being disposed and animals being impounded at the Humane Society. 339 warnings and 41 summonses were issued. The total number of calls was down 1,341 from 2013. The division has three full-time nuisance abatement officers. They are responsible for animal control, litter, disabled vehicles, quality-of-life issues and other health and nuisance-abatement issues. Problems involving issues such as illegal parking and signage now are classified as nuisances; they previously had been under zoning. Rounding out the 7,510 reports were calls on trash, weeds, signs, parking, vehicles and zoning, as well as other general nuisances.