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Dogs deaths in Keithville neighborhood raise concerns about animal cruelty

Neighbors in one Keithville neighborhood have grown concerned about another neighbor's dogs, especially after another one was found dead in the street Wednesday morning. Neighbors in one Keithville neighborhood have grown concerned about another neighbor's dogs, especially after another one was found dead in the street Wednesday morning.
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Residents in one Keithville neighborhood are upset with a neighbor, they say is neglecting its dogs. Neighbors say they woke up this morning to find one of the dogs dead near a ditch. "My biggest problem with the situation, three dogs have died since they have lived there," said Rick Young, who says is concerned about his neighbor's dogs. Young says one dog spent Tuesday lifelessly chained to this tree before turning up dead in front its owner's house.

"To me that's cruelty on any level, if the dog is in misery get it help or do something for it," said Young. KSLA News 12 knocked on the neighbors door, hoping to hear their side of the story. There was no answer.  Many neighbors say they have been getting similar results when they try to raise concerns. Neighbor Ruth Willis, a veterinary assistant, says it was heartbreaking to see another one of her neighbor's dogs die. "Seeing it in the middle or side of the road dead, it seems like no attempts have been made to save its life." Willis and adds that it appears the dogs are dying from Parvo. It's a highly contagious intestinal virus that flares up in unvaccinated dogs during the hot summer months. Willis says "They really have zero percent chance without any veterinary care of surviving it."
     
One neighbor told us off camera that Caddo Animal Control has responded to their complaints by repeatedly trying to contact the pet owners, but with little success. "I'm frustrated with nothing being done period," said Young, who adds that he's tired of the pet owner's neglecting their animals and wants something to be done before another one turns up dead. "They don't need dogs, I'm sorry, but take care of your dogs, get them vaccinated or don't own a dog."
         
Caddo's Animal Control confirms they were at the house Wednesday. They've provided dog traps to some neighbors, in case the sick dogs wander in their yards. But they couldn't say if anything more will be done in the future.  

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