Vicious dog seized after killing smaller dog, owner cited

Published: Mar. 13, 2015 at 11:30 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2015 at 1:24 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro dog owner was cited this week after her dog jumped a fence and killed a smaller dog.

Jonesboro police said the dog that jumped the fence on Meador Road was a Labrador mix and the dog that died was a Chihuahua.

This is the second dog attack of this type within a week.

Seargent Larry Rogers with Jonesboro Animal Control asks pet owners to be aware of the animals they own.

"For the large dog owner or owner that has an animal that knows it can, has the capabilities of jumping the fence, then you're going to have to step up your responsibility some," Rogers said. "You're going to have to watch it and you are accountable for what your animal does."

Rogers said dog owners can prevent an incident like this from happening.

"If you know your animal can jump over a 4 foot fence, then you need to go to a larger fence," Rogers said. If you know the animal can go over a larger fence, then when you turn the animal loose outside you need to be with and monitor the animal."

Rogers said this incident was horrible for all parties involved.

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