JPD investigating another deadly dog attack

JPD investigating another deadly dog attack

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - For the second time in less than a week, Jonesboro police are investigating a case of a vicious dog jumping a fence and killing another dog. This time it was caught on camera.

According to the incident report, the victim told police she put her dog, Roscoe, in the backyard of her home in the 3400-block of Meador then left around 11:16 a.m.

When she returned four hours later she found the Chihuahua mix lying unresponsive in the yard, Officer Timothy Burns said.

The victim immediately took Roscoe to a veterinarian who said the dog "had been attacked by another dog and had severe puncture wounds," the report stated.

"Roscoe ultimately had to be put to sleep," Burns reported.

The attack, according to the report, was recorded by security cameras in the victim's backyard.

According to Burns, the video showed a black and white Labrador mix jump the victim's fence at 12:45 p.m. The Lab ran to Roscoe and began to attack him, Burns said.

Moments later another smaller dog jumped the fence and ran to Roscoe, but Burns said it did not appear to bite him.

"The black Lab mix is seen on video continuously biting and shaking Roscoe for approximately 30 minutes," Burns reported.

Following the attack, both dogs left the yard by an unknown means.

Burns and Jonesboro Animal Control Officer Mike Owens went to several homes on Fairview searching for the dog involved in the attack, but were unable to find it.

This was the second time in 3 days that a dog has climbed a fence and killed another dog.

On Saturday, Andrew Mooneyham surrendered 3 pit bulls after police say 1 of the dogs climbed a fence and killed a neighbor's Jack Russell terrier. Mooneyham was cited with harboring a vicious dog.

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