Sunday, March 23, 2008
Memphis, TN - Neighbors bemoan the loss of their pets due to roaming dogs. They say they've contacted animal on numerous occasions with little response. Meanwhile, more of their pets die. Resident Lillian Dykes says:
"These people lost their cat, she lost two, I lost one." She says two weeks ago, the dogs chewed a hole in her fence and killed her daughter's pet duck. "They just shredded it. It wasn't to eat, they're not hungry dogs. Now they've got the joy of killing."Months ago, the dogs caught her cat and left it to die in a neighbors back yard. The owner of Love's Feed says the dogs broke in and killed eight of his animals. Word has gotten around about the dogs. The neighborhood association sent out a warning and people put up posters. Neighbors report one futile attempt by Animal Control who cooed, 'here puppy, here puppy' as the vicious animals simply walked away.
"'Here puppy' is not how I would approach these dogs, says Dykes. "They're not afraid of anybody, they're not 'here puppy, puppy' type dogs. They're killer dogs." Some residents carry sticks now when they walk their dogs. Dykes is afraid, like the other neighbors, that they'll attack a person next. They want authorities to hunt the dogs down.
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