Livestock Owner Shoots Dogs
Wyaconda, MO - Just days after being released from the Memphis City dog pound, a pair of vicious dogs was involved in another incident that ended in their death. On January 12th, the dogs’ owner, who was in the process of moving away from Memphis, paid the impoundment fees and had the dogs released to her custody. At this time, the dogs were reportedly transported to Wyaconda, a town about 20 miles from Memphis City.
The two dogs had been impounded after police officers used a tranquilizer gun to stop them after they harassed livestock and reportedly killed another dog.
Fresh out of impoundment, the dogs attacked again. Wyaconda resident Chris Sprouse reported an incident with the two dogs, which he said were a boxer and a boxer pit bull-mix. Sprouse said the two dogs were running free on the evening of January 18th. The animals entered his property and confronted his dogs. Sprouse stated when he attempted to chase the dogs off, they acted aggressively towards him before finally retreating.
The following morning Chris’s wife Lisa went into their barn to feed the couple’s miniature donkeys. She found the two dogs inside the structure attacking the animals. Chris said he entered the barn where he saw the animals also acting aggressively towards his wife. After getting her to safety, he went to a neighbor’s home and borrowed a rifle, which he then returned to the barn with and shot and killed both dogs to secure his property.
One of the donkeys was treated for approximately 30 to 40 puncture wounds. Charges are pending against the dogs’ owner.
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