NASHVILLE TN - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS FENCED YARD MULTIPLE TIMES AND AGGRESSIVELY LUNGED AT THE PEOPLE INSIDE THE HOME FROM THE PORCH AND WINDOW
(WKRN) – A west Nashville man says he’s concerned for his own safety while his neighbor’s dog is out.
Charles Alexander told News 2 he and his 12-year-old daughter are afraid to be in their own backyard because of their neighbor’s PIT BULL.
Alexander captured cell phone video of the dog, Daisy, lunging toward his back door and window last week.
He said the pit bull is fenced in, but the dog gets into his yard by crawling under the fence or jumping over it.
“The dog has gotten into our yard five times and the last two times it was behaving very aggressively,” said Alexander.
The father contacted Metro Animal Control and was told the agency would send a letter to the dog’s owner.
He also called Metro police to the home three times. He told News 2 they responded each time and officers issued a citation to the owner.
However, Alexander believes something more needs to be done.
“I think the dog should be relocated, maybe,” said Alexander. “I’m trying to be preemptive about it as opposed to reactive about it.”
News 2 took the video of the pit bull to Lauren Bluestone, Director of Metro Animal Care and Control.
Bluestone said she plans to look into the situation.
“Now that you’re here and you’ve brought it to my attention, I’m certainly going to address that on what we can do here for that individual,” said Bluestone.
Alexander told News 2 that as far as he knows, the dog has not attacked anyone.
News 2 tried contacting the owner of the dog. Our call was not immediately returned.
Metro Animal Control urges anyone having similar problems with their neighbor’s animals to contact their office at 615-862-7928.
Bluestone added it can be difficult to issue citations for violations that officers do not see. However, due to Tennessee’s leash law, meaning if your dog is outside of your yard it must have a leash on.