Puppies abandoned in rural Frayser, residents unable to get homes for them

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Amber Sowell can’t seem to escape dogs since she moved into her home on Egypt Central Road, “Do we have a sign somewhere who says ‘Sowell Dog Rescue?’”

In June, WREG took action.

We got city crews out here after someone was dumping dead or nearly dead dogs in Sowell’s street and on her front lawn.

Now they’re back, and this time its puppies.

They’re just a few weeks old and were dumped on Sowell’s front lawn.

“I can’t take care of them, I can’t have them, I have three kids and I can’t afford it,” said Sowell.

They’re not the only ones.

Someone abandoned an older dog on Egypt Central Road, too.

His collar and leash were still attached.

The Sowells called animal control and 311, like the city requested they do if this happened again, but yet again they got no help, “It just went to voice mail, voice mail boxes are full,” said Sowell.

The wait proved dangerous.

The dumped dog was attacked in the middle of the night.

He came back to their door, bleeding from bite marks and cuts.

“There’s wild, vicious dogs that’s been out here for years,” said Sowell.

Even in his condition, there’s no help for him.

No answer for our calls to the city, and the humane society is just out of room.

Katie Pemberton of the Humane Society promised to help if someone would step forward and agree to foster the puppies temporarily until space opens up at the shelter.

If you are interested in fostering, please email llarrabee@memphishumane.org

 



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