12 dogs taken into MAS custody following deadly dog attack

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

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

MAS says they determined four of the dogs in custody were not involved in 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 been involved in the attack on the man who later died. Euthanasia of any involved animals would be the result in any case where a human died as the result of an attack.”


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. Police say those dogs were responsible for the attack. Memphis Animal services responded and recovered five dogs from the scene.

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

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