A Holt woman wants justice for her 7-year-old little Chihuahua, Julio, that she says was "eaten alive" February 6.
Jean Mims loved Julio.
"That's family," Mims said.
Mims said a handful of dogs attacked Julio in her front yard. Mims tells FOX6 the dogs came from different directions from her neighbor's yard. She said they came at her first as she and a friend were walking to a car and that's when Julio ran into the pack.
"They were just all over him and dragging him and biting plugs out of him," Mims said. "They just pulled him and was eating him. They ate him alive and its not right," Mims said.
Mims immediately called the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control. Deputies came out and traps were set. She also filed a police report. We're told Mims next door neighbor actually turned over one of the more aggressive dogs, a black and tan lab lab mix, to Animal Control.
"I think our officers have done everything within their power to be able to get this situation as best as we can under control," Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy, of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said. "And we told her if she sees the dogs off property then she can call us."
Mims said on a number of other occasions those dogs have charged at other people in her neighborhood and she is afraid another attack could happen soon.
"It's going to keep going on," Mims said. "It's going to be somebody's life."
We tried talking to the owner of the dogs but he told us to "go away".
As far as the law goes, there's really nothing criminal that took place. Its more of a civil matter and that's the route Mims is taking at this point.
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