To the editor:

I am writing because of my great concern for the many dog attacks which are happening in Alcorn County.

I read the recent story in the newspaper about the lady from Rienzi who was attacked by her neighbor's dogs. If not for the protection from God, that could have well been me two years ago.

There is rental property across the road from my home and the people who lived there had two pit bulldogs that were left roaming free. At times, they wouldn't let me out my door. I had to arm myself with a gun anytime I went outside my house. I called the constable and the sheriff's department, but the people would not come to the door to talk to me. I was told to not let the dogs hurt me and to shoot the animals if they were on my property.

How long will it take our county elected officials to pass a simple law that will says a dog owner must keep their pets on their own property?

My husband and I had cattle for many years and we weren't allowed to let them roam free in the neighborhood. How many more innocent people will be attacked, get injured or even killed before officials do something?

Maxine Wilbanks

CR 667, Corinth


A 1981 University of Tennessee - Martin graduate, Mark Boehler has over 40 years of journalism experience. His wife Dawn is the love of his life and they share five grown children and 10 grandchildren. His passion is his work - writing and photography.

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Darla Nash

Thank you Maxine. Maybe if we beg and bombard our representatives we might get something done

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