Friday, December 18, 2015

Wild dogs kill six zoo animals

The Jackson Zoo issued the following press release:


Jackson, Miss. – One Addra Gazelle and five Springbok at the Jackson Zoo were attacked by feral dogs and killed on Friday morning, along with injuring two spur-winged geese.

 Zoo staff discovered the animals had been attacked early Friday morning, and began to take measures of contacting Animal Control and catching the dogs before they attacked any other animals or escaped off property. The Zoo captured four of the five feral dogs believed to be involved in the accident. One dog escaped the premises; along with another dog spotted in the adjoining cemetery, not presently linked to the attack. None of the five medium size mixed breeds were wearing a collar for identification. 

"This is a sad day, and the hardest thing about it is it didn't have to happen. The entire zoo's animal care staff work very hard to give the best care to the collection of animals here at the zoo, and to have them killed this way is tragic,” Zoo Director Beth Poff said, “There are people out there who have not taken responsibility for their dogs, and unfortunately we all have to suffer the consequences."

The Zoo lost 5 Springbok and 1 Addra Gazelle from its’ African Savannah area. Both species are part of antelope-gazelle family found in parts of Africa. The two spur-winged geese that were injured have been taken to the Zoo’s Animal Hospital for care.

Through a preliminary investigation there has not been a point of entry found on the fence line. The investigation continues as to where the dogs entered and one dog escaped the premises. The fence line is walked weekly to check for openings where dogs or other predators could enter.
The Zoo has 24-hour security, which has called Animal Control for dog sightings on zoo property eight times in the last five months, only three dogs have been captured from these calls.  

Jackson Zoo staff continues to be vigilant in sighting loose dogs and monitoring the containment fences that surround the property. The zoo has contacted the City of Jackson today for assistance in containment, especially around possible drainage areas under the fence line.


Anonymous said...

This happened a few years ago too.

Kingfish said...

Actually it happened twice back then.

Shoot On Sight said...

She blames it on 'feral' dogs but then says people are not taking responsibility for their dogs. A feral dog is not someone's pet. Feral dog control is a responsibility of the city animal control officers.

Anonymous said...

This seems like an easy fix, just chase the dogs into the lions or tigers den...2 birds one stone, cats fed dogs dead.

Anonymous said...

I can see Wile E Coyote painting a sign saying "Guzells this way" and putting it by the door of the tiger cage. And then a rock falls on him and the tiger gets him.

Seriously, glad it was a gazelle and not a child.

Anonymous said...

Close the Zoo. Just close it.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of feral dogs in Jackson BECAUSE people do not take care of their dogs, do not get them fixed, and allow them to roam and make more dogs.

I bet most people would be completely shocked to know how many dogs are killed a day at the Jackson kill shelter.

Anonymous said...

This is just about a perfect metaphor for what's happening all over Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Surely this will ding them some accreditation points.

Anonymous said...

A zoo in a ghetto is not really a very good idea. Clean up the area or move the zoo.

Anonymous said...

Read the book Detroit by Charlie LeDuff for a preview of where our city is headed.

Anonymous said...

Seems like it would be cheaper to clean up the shit around the zoo than build a whole new zoo. Too bad the City doesn't really give a damn about the zoo.

Anonymous said...

Hire excellent marksmen as security guards and give them a high powered rifle to use whenever they spot a dog. If it turns out to be someone's dog, so be it.

Anonymous said...

The Clarion-Ledger made a big deal out of a policeman shooting a dog a few years ago. Frankly, I believe these packs of dogs need to be shot. So sorry about their getting in the zoo again, but glad it wasn't a feeble older person or a small child. I believe in rescuing animals and putting them up for adoption, but these are not the type of dog to be tamed by most and will not make suitable pets.

Anonymous said...

There was a proposal a while back to move the zoo to the golf course at LeFleur's Bluff. It would be next to the Natural Science Museum, the Children's Museum, the Ag Museum, and would be visible and accessible from both I-55 and Lakeland. It would place the Zoo in an area where all citizens could easily visit and would certainly increase visitors.

It made perfect sense, so of course it was called racist and shot down. Donna Ladd implored people to take a stroll through Livingston Park (ha ha ha!) and excoriated anyone who dared suggest the Zoo was not safe.

Then, the JFP immediately sponsored a Zoo fundraiser not at Livingston Park, but at Highland Village, right down the street from the "racist" proposed location.

Not only is the Zoo not in a safe area for patrons and fundraising events, it's not even in a safe place for the animals!

Anonymous said...

Back in the day there was an armed guard (shotgun) that made the rounds at night, it was nothing for him to kill a few dogs every month. This was forty-four years ago. I wonder if it is not PC for a security guard to shoot a few curs now.

Enough With This Crap said...

Lissen UP peepul. A feral animal is a wild, untamed and undomesticated animal, not somebody's pet running off at night for a good time. A feral dog is not somebody's pet. They need to be shot on sight and I am a dog lover.

Anonymous said...

For some context, This post calls out Donna Ladd's hypocrisy on the Zoo beautifully. Scroll up to read one of her signature "everyone's a racist except me" tirades. The entire thread just shreds Donna Ladd and the typical liberal bigotry she personifies so succinctly.

Anonymous said...

When "my buddy" was a police officer the stray dogs were BAD, they ran anytime they saw a white Ford Ranger as the animal control officer drove that vehicle. The dogs roamed in packs all night and some during the day. Patrolmen actually used .22 rifles to shoot the wild dogs at night and some during the day. My friend says to only use CCI Mini Mag HP and to shoot them a few inches above the front shoulder or at the base of the skull if they are running away. He likes a 4x Leupold scope on his. He says they do three doggy circles and lay down dead. This is a person that thinks dogs are great, it is just when they go feral that they have to be put down. One wild dog is a decent enough dog, a pack will eat fluffy or your kid.

Save The Flamingo said...

Now we have a group creating a Dog Park at the Rez that they say will allow Pit Bulls to visit with your puppies and children.

Anonymous said...

Try catching one of these feral dogs and taking it home. The owner will have you in jail faster than if you had taken their kid. These are not feral dogs. That just sounds more PC than saying the local people let their dogs run free even though they know they are killing animals.
It is just common sense, if you want to have a zoo you put it in a place where the animals are safe and the people wanting to visit the zoo are safe. That is not the Jackson zoo.
Sort of strange how a zoo can keep wild animals in but fail at keeping the domesticated savage animals out. Not all of them are dogs.

Anonymous said...

back in my day, usually first light of midnight shifts, we would scout for "unbanded" dogs and dispatch them with extreme prejudice in the form of a .22LR. I assume the law is still in effect
§ 41-53-11. Dogs running at large.
(1) It shall be lawful and it shall be their duty for any sheriff, conservation officer or peace officer of a county or municipality to kill any dog above the age of three (3) months found running at large on whose neck there is no such collar and tag.

oh lord!..look out if you had bad shot placement and ended up with a squalor. Dispatch loved getting those calls.

Anonymous said...

....called them "poochie poppers"

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm shocked that the Jackson Residents haven't started night hunting in the zoo grounds. I mean, they were shooting at the cattle that escaped from the wreck a couple of weeks ago. Maybe they're just too doped up to realize the amount of free food right in their own neighborhood, ready for the taking. Or, more likely, they've just become lazy from eating the 'free' handout food financed by our tax dollars (read up on LBJ).

Anonymous said...

Jackson does not really need the zoo. Just build a fence around the city limits and they have one.

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