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12 dogs taken into MAS custody following deadly dog attack

Memphis Police are investigating after they say a man was attacked and killed by dogs in southwest Memphis.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 7/23/2019 – Memphis Animal Services tells Local 24 theyhave impounded 12 dogs from the immediate area where the attack happened.

They believe they have all involved dogs in custody, but have settraps and animal control officers are patrolling for any more.

MAS says they determined four of the dogs in custody were not involvedin the attack and will be available for adoption.

MAS says, “We will humanely euthanize any dog determined,based on the results of our joint investigation with police, to have beeninvolved in the attack on the man who later died. Euthanasia of any involvedanimals would be the result in any case where a human died as the result of anattack.”

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7/19/2019 – Memphis Police are investigating after they say a man was attacked and killed by dogs in southwest Memphis.

Police say they were called to the scene at East Belle Haven and Meadowbrook about 2:00 a.m. Thursday. They say they found a 40-year-old man near the intersection, with lacerations all over his body. Police say he was taken to Regional One, where he later died.

Police say multiple aggressive dogs were found across the street. Policesay those dogs were responsible for the attack. Memphis Animal services respondedand recovered five dogs from the scene.

Police have not yet said who the dogs belonged to, or if anycharges will be filed.