Man Arrested for tethering dogs on Nesbit Drive
One Macon neighborhood has been fighting with one man on their block about ten dogs he had chained in his yard. They say outside of safety, the odor is unbearable and the noise was worst. On Friday they got results.
Tommy Wilder and his wife JoAnn are next door neighbors on Nesbit Drive, to a home they say has been a nuisance for months now and everyone they called on for help… couldn’t, "It seemed like everyone I talked to said that it wasn't their job," says Tommy Wilder.
Wilder and his wife have been complaining for months about their neighbor's aggressive pit-bulls chained in their joining backyards. The complaints began when two of the dogs attempted to attack Wilder's wife, JoAnn. "I felt insecure, not for me but for my wife and the neighbors," he adds.
Neighbors on Nesbit Drive say this home housed about ten pit-bulls that were chained to trees, outdoor houses, and cages. Friday, August 17, 2012 Bruce Davis Jr. was arrested for tethering his dogs in his yard. Back in March, police told Davis what he could do to get in compliance with the law. He told authorities that He was on his way to doing that and that is the reason why he had a kennel on the back of his truck. He says he had plans to remove the dogs on Friday.
Tracey Brazee of the Macon Police Department is a Captain of the 4th Precinct. She says this battle hadn’t been easy for the Police department either, "Animal control told them how to correct the problem and gave them some handouts on how to correct the problem and he assured animal control officers and our officers that it would be done.” Davis did not correct the problem and was taken into custody for three counts of tethering and all the dogs at the home, including four adult dogs and six puppies, were taken by animal control and transported to what they says is a safer environmental.
"I just want to thank the 4th precinct because they came through for us," adds Wilder.
We took action today and we believe that it was justice for the dogs and justice for the Wilder's," says Captain Brazee.