Woman Who Found Dead Dogs Talks About Discovery

By: Stephen McLamb Email
By: Stephen McLamb Email

Sevier County (WVLT) - A Sevier County woman is upset after finding two dogs on the side of the road shot and left for dead.

Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb had an exclusive interview with the woman who found them.

Heather Lloyd says she became very upset after finding the dogs.

So much so that she called on a friend, who made a cross, to make a visual statement to what someone had done.

Lloyd says she was walking along Creswell Road last Monday morning, when she spotted the dogs.

"I smelled the dogs and I walked over there and they appeared to be shot in the back of the neck and they were piled on top of each other," she said.

Her reaction was one of disgust.

"It's not fair. It's not right. I can't explain it," she said. "I was upset. I was very upset."

So she called on a friend, Chante Watkins, to help.

"We put the cross up and so that way whoever did it, they can feel horrible about it," said Watkins.

The incident has gotten some neighbors nearby a bit concerned.

"It worries me. I have two dogs and they run around and play all the time," said neighbor Debbie Trentham.

"I think it's really ignorant, disrespectful, wrong, inhumane. I don't know how they would feel if someone did that to them or one of their friends," said Josh Fischer.

But this isn't the first time.

"The next road over, about two months ago, there was the same thing happening but it was just one dog," said Lloyd.

Dorothy Dinkins walks eighteen miles a week and she has been for years.

She says the road has been a dumping ground for shot dogs as long as she's been walking.

"They used to put them right over there on the side so the trees would kind of protect them, but this time they put it out here where they was in plain view for everybody," said Dinkins.

Heather Lloyd just hopes the cross will make a statement.

"I hope it stops. I hope it stops. I'm a big dog lover I just hate to see it happen," said Lloyd.

Lloyd says there are a lot of hunters in the area and doesn't know if that might have played a part.

Anyone with any information about who may have shot the dogs is asked to contact the Sevier County Sheriff's office at (865) 453-0312.


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