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.”
7/20/2019 – A neighborhood is on edge after Memphis police say a man was mauled to death by a pack of dogs early Thursday.
The man was found at the corner of Belle Haven and Meadowbrook Road in southwest Memphis.
Memphis police identified the victim as Mario Moore who was lying on the ground with deep cuts on his body.
Witnesses told police seven to eight aggressive dogs attacked the victim. he later died at this hospital.
Memphis Animal Services were called and picked up five of the dogs.
This is not the first time a dog attack has happened in the community.
Nikita Fullilove described how four large dogs bit her on Wednesday.
“I got bit all right here and I got bruises right here,” she shared. “I had to fall in order for them to get up off me.”
“I made it alive though,” said Fullilove. “Then I heard what happened to him, I was like, ugh. Sad.”
Fullilove’s family pointed out the dog which has harmed them in the past and usually roams at night.
They say it’s owned by a woman who lives across the street from them.
“The owner, she know her dogs attack people,” said Fullilove.
Local 24 News attempted to speak with a man who was at the residence Saturday evening with no luck.
Meanwhile, residents are remaining on guard against vicious dogs.
“We always have to hit the freaking dogs in order for the freaking dogs to leave us alone,” said Fullilove. “Some come up and down the streets. Everywhere, they’re everywhere.”
Memphis Animal Services has not released whether the dogs which were captured will be put down.