Friday, September 23, 2016


A family in Southeast Memphis is trying to get help after they say stray dogs killed their pets.
Nicole Keener says they heard a dog barking Thursday night and went to check if it was one of their own.
"When he went out there, the dog was in the house and he looked out here, and there are THREE PIT BULLS  underneath the rabbit cage getting the rabbits," said Keener.
She says the bunnies became victims to stray dogs roaming Knightway Road around 8 p.m., pieces of rabbit fur being their only trace.
"I was terrified," said Keener. "I have a little nephew that those were his bunnies and he's not here, but I know when he comes home, he's going to be upset."
She says the dogs have been circling the neighborhood for weeks now using a broken fence to get into backyards, but Thursday night's incident brought her to calling for help.
She said animal control wouldn't answer, so she called police.
"The most frustrating thing is animal control has not come out and tried to do anything and the dogs are on the loose, and I'm scared that somebody else is going to wind up getting hurt," she said.
She said one woman even jumped on her car out of fear of the dogs and noted how there are a lot of kids in the area.
"You don't know what they're going to do or what their intentions are," she said.
We looked around for the dogs this afternoon but had no luck.
We reached out to animal control services, who said they did have officers look in the area late Thursday night, but couldn't find the dogs.
They said they'll be in touch with Keener to try and track them down.


Sweetie Pie said...

Here's what Tennessee law says about dogs that worry or kill livestock:

§ 44-17-203. Killing or injuring dogs; defenses

In an action for damages against a person for killing or injuring a dog, satisfactory proof that the dog had been or was killing or worrying livestock constitutes a good defense to such action.

Here's what Tennessee law says about carrying firearms:

Permits are "shall-issue". Concealed or open carry of a handgun is allowed with permit. ... As of July 1st 2014, due to the enhanced Castle Doctrine law, a person may carry a loaded handgun or long gun in their private vehicle without a permit.
Gun laws in Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If I lived in Tennessee, I wouldn't wait for animal control to finish their naps, then their breakfast, then their video games and decide to mosey on down to where any pit bull is loose.

I want a cute purse said...

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