Neighbors Scared to Leave Home
Memphis, TN - Potentially vicious dogs are taking over a Northaven neighborhood and residents are scared to come out of their homes. Patricia Sparks says her kids walk her dog, "Shonuff", in the evenings. When they return home, they tell her about the dogs they see roaming around. A news crew rode around the neighborhood and spotted two pit bulls going through a pile of garbage. Further down the street, the crew saw two other loose dogs.
"It's usually bad out here with the pit bulls running around, there are two black chows too, but the pit bulls are the worst," said resident Faith DeForge.
Residents say they feel it is too dangerous to leave their homes, even to go into their own yard. Neighbors are worried that someone will soon be attacked by one of the loose dogs. This Northaven neighborhood is the same location where a sheriff's deputy was recently bitten by a pit bull. Animal control said they have been called to Northaven several times. Please call them to report a stray animal and they will come out to pick it up as soon as they can.
In other news:
Shreveport Man Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack
Shreveport, LA - For the second time in as many days, another man was attacked by a pit bull while taking his morning walk. Percy Netter, 51, was walking across Linwood Avenue when the animal suddenly pounced on him. Netter sliced at the dog with a box cutter and then grabbed some large branches to try to fight him off. The animal still bit him on the arms, legs, chest and head, creating an especially bloody scene. Netter was rushed to LSU hospital.
Animal control arrived on the scene and found the pit bull in the front yard of a home. The dog's snout was still covered in blood.
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