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Neighbor Injured; Her Dog Killed in Attack by Carmi Resident’s Three Dogs

Tragic news out of Fairview Drive as Carmi Police released a narrative Thursday afternoon from an incident Friday, 4/24/20.  A Carmi woman is injured and sadly her dog was killed after a neighbor’s 3 dogs were involved in a heartwrenching attack.  72 year old Linda Raney of Fairview Drive was walking her dog on a leash when according to information attained from Carmi Police, the neighbors 3 dogs left the house and attacked Raney successfully pulling her dog from her grip.  Raney was bitten and drug down the road before releasing the leash to her dog.  Witnesses reported several attempts were made to separate the animals.  Raney was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries and we’re told 2 of the 3 neighbor’s dogs were taken into custody by animal control.  The case is still under investigation.

  1. Jessica Shular
    Jessica Shular
    May 1, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Hey, those were my dogs and there are only two and they weren’t left out of the house. At least get your story straight. If you want to know the investigation then let me know. #socialmedia

    • Jc Tinsley
      Jc Tinsley • Post Author •
      May 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      If the story’s not accurate in your eyes, it would be advantageous to take it up with the police department. The report they filed reads as, “On 4/24/2020 at approximately 10:12am Carmi Police, Carmi Animal Control, and White County Ambulance was dispatched to 207 Fairview Drive in Carmi for a reported dog attack involving subjects being bitten. Witnesses reported 3 dogs attacked female victim Linda Raney while she was walking her dog on a leash. It was reported a dog fight ensued which culminated when 3 of the aggressor animals came from inside the house at 207 Fairview and were able to pull Linda’s dog from her grasp, down the road and into the driveway at 207 Fairview, and then into the back yard. Witnesses also reported several attempts were made individuals in trying to break up the fight. Linda was bitten and drug down the road before being able to release the leash to her dog. Her dog was killed by the aggressor dogs during the altercation. Linda received medical attention for her injuries at an area hospital. Two of the aggressor dogs were taken into custody by animal control. The case is still under investigation by Animal Control.”
      I don’t make stuff up when I report it. I’ll be happy to provide you with the exact copy of the report. If it needs corrected in anyway, take it up with the PD and then we’ll run it again.

    • craig tupper
      craig tupper
      May 2, 2020 at 10:12 am

      You cant cange this story enought to not make it your fault so who cares if they are 100% correct you shouldnt be able to own a dog

  2. Lorna Sparrow
    Lorna Sparrow
    May 1, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    My 11 year old granddaughter was recently bitten by a pit bull while on the swings by the pool. It just came out of nowhere and bit her on her leg. Thank goodness my other adult granddaughter was quick to fight it off of her. The dog ran off and she didn’t see where it went. My daughter took her to dr the next morning, and found that it needed a couple stitches, but too much time had passed. She normally would have went to the emergency room, but didn’t feel like it was a safe idea. I love dogs, but not when they attack people or other dogs.

  3. Emm
    May 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I am not surprised in the least by this story. There are some very lax (ignored) leash laws in this area. My thoughts and prayers for those affected by this tragedy. #gotdogbiteliabilityinsurance

  4. Jannette
    May 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Really sad! This woman walked her little dog several times a day, for many years. This pet was her life! She not only saw it being killed but also, one of the dogs returned trying to eat this little dog..prayers for her!

    • Sandy Baksys
      Sandy Baksys
      May 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      I, agree, this story fills me with horror. And no statement of remorse by the owner of the pet-murdering dogs, as if it matters how they got out and slaughtered someone else’s beloved, innocent little pet. What a horrible, horrible experience. Who trained those killers to be so aggressive, or failed to train them not to be? Who failed to keep them restrained?

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