The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office in Dickson, Tennessee is investigating allegations of animal cruelty stemming from the deaths of three dogs – two Siberian huskies and one Chihuahua. According to WkrnNews, area resident, Larry Morrisett’s two Siberian huskies managed to elude the family’s electric fence; both dogs Sierra and Kenai took off on Easter Sunday. One of the neighbors say the huskies killed a woman’s Chihuahua.
While the woman has not been named by authorities, she has communicated with the press and allegedly admitted to killing Sierra and Kenai in order to protect her other animals. And when she called the sheriff’s department to remove the bodies of the dogs, she said they refused – so she burned their bodies in her backyard.
“I did not know who the owners were and I did not ask, the woman told reporters. “I was just left with two dead dogs in my yard.”
On the woman’s private Facebook page, she posted more about the disturbing situation:
“I lost my baby girl this morning. She suffered terribly too. She was attacked by two large dogs. Those two dogs are dead. That’s the only thing that is helping me feel better. It smelled like BBQ in my back yard today. Sheriff wouldn’t have the bodies hauled off so we put them in the burn out. Diesel burns real hot.”
As for the owner of Sierra and Kenai, Larry admits the dogs were off his property, and he would have had no trouble accepting and being responsible for the death of the Chihuahua, but he was never given the opportunity. In addition both dogs wore tags, and while he and his wife were looking everywhere for their dogs, Sierra and Kenai had already been killed.
Tennessee law does grant a person permission to shoot a dog if they present a threat to themselves or their livestock. Authorities are investigating if burning the dogs without notification is an offense. Meanwhile the Morrisett’s young children are heartbroken, and should dogs be killed for “vengeance?” What do you think?
(Photos of Siberian huskies via Wncn News and family submitted photos)
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