2 dogs seized by Animal Control after ‘terrorizing’ Shreveport neighborhood, injuring elderly man
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Neighbors in the Willow Point subdivision on Cross Lake say they are scared even to leave their homes or walk their pets outside.
They say two large dogs bit an elderly man, who is badly injured. Several homeowners say these dogs killed their beloved pets, even ripping one from a neighbor’s arms and killing it in front of them.
“People are leaving the house with fire pokers, walking sticks, probably weapons, guns just to protect themselves if these animals come up on them,” Willow Point subdivision resident Chad Kraus said.
The two dogs have been causing trouble in his neighborhood for about a week, he said; however, there’s been issues with the dogs in the past.
“Everybody’s been frightened. I was told yesterday after Animal Control showed up and couldn’t find the dogs that they actually ripped a dog from its owner’s leash and killed it.”
Kraus said the dogs usually roam around the neighborhood freely at night.
“The other night when my mother-in-law, who lives across the street, woke up to some banging on her back patio, she looked out the window and noticed these two large dogs tearing apart some animal. A little graphic but she was frightened and really, at that point, she said she’s not walking outside unless it’s clear,” Kraus said.
On Jan. 30, Animal Control was able to round up the dogs. It’s unclear yet what Animal Control plans to do with them.
“The scene today with the help of some of our local residents, contacted Animal Control the Caddo commissioner for our area along with Commissioner Mario Chavez. We had what I counted eight Animal Control units out here along with two police units. Finally, the dogs were captured,” Kraus said.
KSLA News 12 reached out to the alleged owner of the dogs for comment, he responded “No.”
Kraus said he hopes the dogs are gone for good.
“I’ll feel relief when we’re told they are finally put down and not coming back. These animals got a taste of blood in my opinion. It’s not going to stop. If they can get out and the owner has never controlled them after all the conversations with Animal Control.”
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