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Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:21 PM

GRAPHIC: Tethered dog found dead, Knoxville organization calling for change

A dog died while being tethered in the backyard of a Knoxville home, unable to reach food or water, according to a police report obtained by WVLT News.

The police report also stated officers found another dog in the same yard, unable to get food and water, with a body temperature of 104.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The deceased dog’s temperature was recorded at 107.7 degrees Fahrenheit once arriving at Young Williams Animal Center.

Two residents of the home, identified as Darla Ailey, 32, and Jason Ailey, 36, were issued state citations for animal cruelty, one for each dog, according to the police report.

Co-founders Julia Roy and Kyle Lang of the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance told WVLT News they’re hoping the community will help strengthen laws against animal cruelty.

“We were deeply saddened, of course, to find that out but not surprised. This is the sixth dog that has died due to unsupervised tethering,” said Roy.


How many of your communities DO NOT have laws against unsupervised tethering of animals?

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Jilly_in_VA Jun 28 OP
Duppers Jun 29 #1

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Wed Jun 29, 2022, 01:27 PM

1. Some people are too stupid to own dogs.

Or, perhaps more likely, they simply don't care enough.

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