Are Packs of Wild Dogs Roaming the North Side Of St. Louis?

Kevin Killeen, KMOX News

St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Ten years after a fourth-grade boy was attacked and nearly eaten alive by wild dogs in north St. Louis, city leaders are scrambling to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Aldermanic President Lewis Reed is sounding the alarm. “I’ve witnessed packs of dogs, 10 and 15 dogs running together, and I’ve seen all these dogs I’m talking about they don’t have collars, they don’t have tags, these are truly wild dogs,” he said.

Reed says stray dogs are terrorizing the north side. “It’s obscene that parents have to walk their kids to school, in some parts of the city, with a golf club to fend off wild dogs.”

Reed isn’t the only one sounding the alarm. 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French posted a video (seen below) on his YouTube channel showing a dog menacing some local residents.


Health Director Pam Walker says for the year the city has reported 360 dog bites, many of them serious enough for the dog to be euthanized.

“Bite cases are owned dogs. They keep talking about this like it’s packs of feral dogs running through the city, we don’t,” she says.

21 ward map1 Are Packs of Wild Dogs Roaming the North Side Of St. Louis?

Boundary map of St. Louis' 21st Ward

Aldermanic President Reed strongly disagrees, he told KMOX News “we have an explosion of wild stray dogs in St. Louis and a great number of them are born out of captivity.”

Walker will unveil a plan this week to put more dog catchers on the street, but she says she’ll need Reed’s help to find the half million it will cost to fund.

Copyright KMOX radio

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  1. CK says:

    “St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Ten years after a fourth-grade boy was attacks and nearly eaten alive by wild dogs in north St. Louis, city leaders are scrambling to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

    “Attacks?”

    Geez, can’t this site hire someone to proofread? With unemployment being what it is, you’d think they could find *someone* with enough education to prevent this sort of thing.

    1. Pete says:

      You mean you’re not accustomed to seeing “pacts” of wild dogs?

      1. bruce brinkmann says:

        Not any more than I am to seeing packs of corpse men.

    2. Nome de Plume says:

      Not “nearly” eaten alive. He WAS eaten alive. I was working for the STLPD at the time and saw the crime scene photos. Poor kid who was about my size, not a small boy, still had his eyes open. He was hollering for some time in the middle of the afternoon and no one called the cops. It’s a rough part of town. No one’s going to find any money to sort that mess out.

      1. Dr. Glock says:

        Money? I don’t see a 9 mm round or 2 costing that much. How many “gangstahs” carry guns? They’ll shoot each other over drugs and girls but not come to the aid of a kid being attacked by dogs. It’s a culture thing – people there don’t value life.

      2. lol says:

        LOL. I see “Nome de Plume” on Drudge Report links all the time. No, you wernt with the STLPD. You most likely got arrested by the STLPD

      3. 11B3V says:

        I was going to say the same thing. I was working Dist. 7 at that time. Probably the worst thing I have ever seen in my life. He was killed by dogs.

    3. David says:

      The article you were reading must be misprinted.Mine says”attacked”.

      1. McSorley says:

        Duhhh They obviously fixed it after the comment

  2. Stupidanimals says:

    hunting trip!!

  3. Nelson Johnsen says:

    a .223 is great if your looking for pelts.
    Defending the kids or yourself from feral dogs, I’ll take a 12ga w 00 buck, Thank You. Especially in a ‘NON Rural’ area.

    1. Gerry says:

      Good choice. Small caliber rifle with a small chance of ricochet or buckshot would do very nicely. Lots of residents would help if the “Police” would let them help by firing firearms for this purpose in the city.

  4. Tie says:

    Golf clubs? How about a .357?

    1. Rascal69 says:

      Wish I said that first.

    2. chester field says:

      can’t clear the backround check!!!

    3. Gerald Urban says:

      Non-lethal Wildfire pepper spray is very effective at stopping attacks by both two and four legged dogs. Visit http://www.urbansafetysolutions.com/pepper-spray/wildfire-4oz-pepper-spray-18-stream.html

  5. STL Hawkeye says:

    A” half million” dollars? What’s the cost of a 100 bullets?

    1. Blue Irish says:

      This is all about hiring more public union employees…

    2. david5300 says:

      1/2 million dollars, if you live in St.Louis

  6. stace says:

    sand wedge is best choice, the angle will help dish out the most pain, keep your head down and on the target and follow through…

    1. McSorley says:

      You have a chance to finally get a good shot with a 2 iron and you choose sand wedge?

  7. sandiego1969 says:

    More democrats on the loose in major cities across our nation!

  8. mugsy says:

    1/2 million dollars to take care of this problem, what a joke. Politicians are out of control more than these dogs.

  9. mimikirby says:

    I have been attacked by a pack of dogs and it is terrifying!
    I had a gun carry license but didn’t have my gun. I now carry!

  10. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “A Dog is very religious and its religion is free from superstition. The god it believes in is its master, and that god actually exists, and is actually concerned about its welfare, and actually rewards it and punishes it, on a plan comprehensible to Dogs and meeting with their approval, for its virtues and vices. Dogs need not waste any time over insoluble theological problems. Their god is plainly visible and wholly understandable — they have no need of clergy to guess for them, mislead them and get them into trouble.” ~ H.L. Mencken

    http://911essentials.com

    1. SayWhat? says:

      Smoke another one.

    2. Dog Free Soceity!!! says:

      Did medicaid quit providing your free meds? Please call 911 and turn yourself in before you hurt yourself.

  11. Dave Hilling says:

    Seriously give a couple permits to hunters to kill feral dogs without tags, if people let their dogs out to run lose and they get shot on accident so be it… it wont take nearly 1/2 million dollars. Maybe 100-200 dollars in bullet reimbursement.

  12. Jerry says:

    Yeah, just shoot them. Pathetic leadership.

    1. Darnel says:

      I heard the democrats are going to use stimulus money to teach them to vote dummycrat.

    2. Newbern W Johnson says:

      And who are you going to sue when YOUR kid gets torn up?

      1. David Powell says:

        Jerry just said he’d shoot the dogs. He wasn’t thinking of suing anyone.

  13. Hank Warren says:

    Rules against shooting wild dogs, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet..
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):
    http://www.amazon.com/America-Deceived-II-Possession-interrogation/dp/1450257437

  14. Chris says:

    The City of St. Louis has collected thousands of dollars earmarked for Stray Rescue, but will not hand the money over. I’m sure it’s been spent by now.

    How many years will Stray Rescue have to fight for money that citizens paid into the fund?

  15. Freon Mcgiggles says:

    Welcome to America.

    1. Marvin says:

      —–The third world country of America—–

  16. Rascal69 says:

    Not permits, sell hunting licenses. This would be called a win-win; rid the city of feral dogs and increase revenue for the city.

  17. Odins Acolyte says:

    Baseball bats work better. This must be a fine neighborhood…golf clubs! Oh, and silly too. I have chased them off alone with nothing. Bunch of people do not know how to handle animals.

  18. digitalexplr says:

    “10 years after…” Is this really a problem if the last attack was 10 years ago??

    And the video shows ONE dog?? So one dog now equals “a pack”??

  19. Jon says:

    great article and nice use of euphamisn. they should really do something about those wild dogs

  20. gringgrong says:

    Or unleash feral cats! That should take care of the problem without the need of guns!

  21. Jerzey Boy says:

    Rat poison + hamburger = no dog problem.
    If any of these dogs have owner, make is a double burger for owner.

  22. Dale Holmstrom says:

    North City compares to a certain movie series:
    “Aunty Entity runs Bartertown!”

    1. Abia The Cat says:

      Then why aren’t the gangstas killing the dogs? Beats killing cops and each other for while.

      1. lol says:

        Lol, funny thing is, if a newspaper brings up an article over cupcakes, some idiot like you will bring up gangstas in the safety of their own home. However, how is it that gangs keep growing, expanding their economy, taking in a vast amount of income and still have the fun of occasionally beating down white folk? Because, poor thing, gangstas seem to know how to survive better than politicians who cant even keep the economy straight. WIn win if you ask me.

    2. Mad Max says:

      Who run Bartertown?

      …MasterBlaster runs Bartertown.

  23. the swami says:

    The Sierra Club will place these dogs on the endangered species list by the end of the year

  24. Count Yob says:

    They need to have a hunting season for wild dogs.

  25. David says:

    Here’s a suggestion. Kill them, and then eat them! Some people like dog!

  26. K.Price says:

    President Wm. McKinley wouldn’t eat the “dog Meat “served at the 1904 St.Louis World’s Fair.The city cleaned out the pound so the Yubangy? exhibit had something to eat.These Africans loved dog meat.
    Just have the National Guard take care of the dogs,they have open season on deer in Pa. ,works.Use tranquilizers if you have to,but take them down.

  27. garry ladou says:

    St. Louis is the murder capital of the USA and is in fact in the top ten of most dangerous cities in the world. Now add wild dogs. Is there something wrong in the government?

  28. Jason Weishaupt says:

    WE THE PEOPLE pack heat here in the state of Virginia. No wild dog problems.

    JJ The Fed

  29. James Stoffaire says:

    Where is Michael Vick when you really need him.

  30. Earl P. Holt III says:

    I guess the city couldn’t build public housing for them — better than the housing inhabited by tax-payers — so they’re goona exterminate ’em…

  31. Chris says:

    Loose dogs scare me a lot more than loose guns. Guns don’t run after you and bite you.

  32. alena says:

    Guys with video cameras lurking around abandoned parking lots filming little kids scares me more than anything.

  33. Jerry says:

    It’s Africa.

    1. ol' cracker says:

      Well,yes Jerry it is. But somehow this will end up being whitey’s fault.

      1. lol says:

        Lol, your complaining. Wouldnt that make you the ni66er?🙂

  34. dred says:

    $500,000 for an extra dog catcher or two? We’re not talking about hundreds of extra feral animals here, folks. Maybe a dozen at the most.

    How about we offer a bounty and let the licensed PRIVATE SECTOR solve the problem, for a few thousand dollars.

    Of course, we couldn’t line our pockets and pay off our friends that way, now could we?

  35. Phillep Harding says:

    Gangstas aren’t going to go after the dogs. That would be doing something useful.

    Repeal laws that punish people for killing dogs. Problem will vanish. Some pets too, but people who want pets should be taking care of them, so “tough luck”.

    1. Warren says:

      You have hit upon the root of the problem.

      When state or local laws make shooting a dog a felony, then law abiding citizens are afraid to use a firearm to protect their family.

      How insane is it to put so many human lives at risk, especially children, for the sake of a few hundred feral dogs?

      Let St. Louis pass a law or amend existing laws that make it legal to shoot any dog not on a leash that approaches you or your kids, whether its on the street, at the corner, or on the way to school.

      Common sense trumps political correctness.

  36. Christie Lynn Edds Cali says:

    May I recommend pepper spray at minimum and a bat. If trained a handgun would not go awry. Really if there truly is a problem then shooting the dogs should be an option.

  37. Min Rkist says:

    I work for a German Shepherd rescue group. We ALWAYS neuter/spay these before they get adopted. There are too many unwanted dogs to allow them to breed. Spay or neuter your dog to prevent this from happening

  38. 1984ishere says:

    The first signs of America turning into Mexico. Welcome to the collapse. Thanks globalists.

  39. Ryan says:

    God, North St. Louis is a cesspool.

  40. papenguin says:

    I’d want something with a little more firepower than a nine iron.

  41. BillyBob117 says:

    I say, round up all the dogs, take them to NYC and let the dogs run with the stinky protesters—-

  42. Dr Glock says:

    This issue has more to do with the pathetic culture and politics there. Maybe if flash mobs, gangs, and racist liberal politicians didn’t scare away caucasians, there may have been some who’d hunt the dogs down and dispatch them to doggie heaven. And BTW, this is a problem caused by people not the dogs.

  43. Happy Hunter says:

    Archery

    I remember a city near me having an animal population problem a couple years ago. Archery hunters who passed a competency test were allowed to buy a license and given a specific area to hunt under strict safety regulations. Problem solved. City made some money too, if I recall.

  44. Rick O'Shea says:

    Nothing that a 1911A1 wouldn’t cure.

  45. Wayne Benett says:

    Welcome to Black-Run America

  46. mcccmar says:

    MAYBE if people didnt take animals they would soon no l onger want or care for resulting in the animals being turned out into the street- MAYBE if people were mandated to spay their animals or get a good fine – MAYBE if animal ownership were prohibited in low income housing areas – there wouldnt BE such a problem – the dogs are only doing what they are instinctively wired to do – search for food and run in a pack – its the IRRESPONSIBLE owners who should get hit with golf clubs

    1. PinkFloydFan says:

      Puke. Shoot them on sight. If my dog was shot, my bad for letting it out.

  47. proconserv says:

    We shoot stray dogs in Jefferson County and that’s why we don’t have any but, didn’t you know, animal’s lives are more important than children’s lives. After all, we kill millions of babies each year and throw their bodies in a trash can sometimes, they’re still breathing but, with this murderer in the White House, we’re not able to save them.

    1. Mark Carlton says:

      Well said, my friend!

  48. Mark Carlton says:

    Send PETA out to round up the packs. They just may learn a thing or two while they’re at it.

  49. glenp says:

    any of you liberal lame assed clowns ever heard of GUNS?

  50. glenp says:

    how about clubbing a few FLASH MOBBERS while your at it

  51. brad wolfe says:

    Never bring a golf club to a dog fight….

  52. brad wolfe says:

    All the more reason to lawfully conceal/open carry a sidearm.

  53. RDDB says:

    these dogs are just part of “occupy St. Louis”

    how dare you infringe on their right to bite people!

    that kid that got eaten alive was probably rich anyway and deserved it.

  54. takeyourdogtolunch says:

    For all you guys that say a .22 would work, it’s a bad idea.
    A light bullet in a medium load .223 would be better and it should be a VMax or something like that.
    .22’s are the gift that keep on going, while the .223 if properly loaded is less likely to cause collateral damage (read: kids down the block)

    A supressor would be a good idea too, so a single action with one would be the best.
    Dogs are smart and will quickly learn to equate the report of a rifle to bad juju.
    Even gang members figure that out. Eventually.
    Poison bait might be an additional effort.
    Domestic critters shouldn’t be running loose in an urban area, so somebody’s poodle that gets nailed is their own fault.
    But a lot of people in the urban core don’t even take care of their children that well, so……

  55. JeremyLee says:

    So, it isn’t just feral youth that are running wild in St. Louis?

  56. West says:

    If you put out bowls of anti-freeze it will do the trick, it’s sweet to them and they will taste!! End of problem! No shooting envolved and they don’t know who did it.

  57. J says:

    I would not be surprised if some moron crossed a wolf with a pup and this is the litter!

  58. O. Winder says:

    Hunting wild dogs with an AR-15…man I’d do that for free if the city would let me (and if I lived a little closer). What fun!

  59. Daniel Cloud Montgomery says:

    $200 says PETA steps in, saves the, and then euthanizes them within 2 weeks. PETA is the #1 dog killer in the world.

  60. David Braun says:

    I would be more worried about being shot by the thugs in North St. Louis than being eaten by the dogs.

  61. PinkFloydFan says:

    Let’s feed the Occupy Protesters to these dogs.

  62. PinkFloydFan says:

    Every dog I ever owned was a rescue. Every dog I ever owned was fixed. Love my mutts BUT if my dog was threatening someones child I’d expect it to be shot on site. Hell I’d shoot it myself.

  63. Paolo says:

    Simple problem to fix and it will give the local police some well needed target practice, if they hit some gang bangers by mistake no loss.

  64. Barry Levy says:

    PETA People eating tasty animals.

    As to wild dogs, the question is which is more important, your child or the rights of a wild group of dogs. Tough question, but I would have no problem pulling the trigger on these animals, and ask any of the other PETA what they would want done if their child was in the jaws of one of these animals.

    Guess they would sacrifice their child, because we can’t hurt a savage wild animial roaming in the city streets, inflicting harm, and with the potential for rabies, which is another problem with the treatment, if a child needs it.

  65. Crosscut says:

    Let the police shoot to kill these packs..

  66. Larry McKinney says:

    SEND THE POLICE AND THE HUNTERS IN TO KILL ALL DOGS YOU CAN THEN SEND THEMN TO KOREA. I UNDERSTAND THE LIKE DOG. I KNOW NORTH KOREA CCOULD USE THEM BECAUSE THEIR PEOPLE ARE STARVING. Larry McKinney, Houston, Texas

  67. brad wolfe says:

    To the person who said it would be a good idea to put antifreeze outside — BAD. You don’t want to kill your neighbors dogs, or your own dog for that matter by leaving such a toxic substance around to be drank by dogs, your baby sister, other animals, or whatever… unless you are going to sit around and watch it 24/7 please reconsider doing such a foolish act. Use a gun – when the dang dog lunges at you and yours aim for center of mass and squeeze several times, leave the other furry forest friends out of it.

  68. lukuj says:

    Until I actually read the article and saw the picture, I thought they were going to talk about flash mobs.

  69. James Briggs says:

    We can spare a few Africoon American kids. Let the dogs eat.

  70. Rodney D Young says:

    I recognize those dogs…their names are Hope and Change!

  71. Ed says:

    Wild dog, domestic dog, it does not matter which one bites you. If they are loose and menacing in any way, shoot them and throw them in the nearest dumpster.

  72. Peete says:

    I take dogs over roving swarms of black “youths” attacking people

  73. Scoot says:

    North St Louis sounds like mexico. America in decline story. Consequence of the multicultural caused death spriral. Lowering the common denominator. . Diversity is our strength. Yea…were winning

  74. melissatx says:

    Ammo is cheap…open season. I initially thought this story was about the Occupy St. Louis groupies. My bad.

  75. vicky bennett says:

    Bullets not golf clubs.

    1. abbeyconway says:

      Yeah….a bullet to ‘things’ like yourself……subhuman!

  76. jillosophy says:

    In the Bronx they call them “urban cattle”.

  77. PARENTSDON'TGAMBLE says:

    Where are the parents or guardians of these two young girls standing all alone? How can any adult leave their children alone on the street with all of the serial predators looking to molest and murder innocent children? This is inexcusable! The wild dogs are not the problem. The wild parents are the problem. It might be more merciful to be attacked by a dog than to be kidnapped, tortured and raped before you are murdered. Please don’t use the excuse that everyone is working either. Children should not be left alone to be hurt by evil predators or wild dogs.

  78. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    Are they blue or yellow dog Democrats?

  79. FMRStlL says:

    No dog becomes “wild” on its own.
    Shame on the people for their neglect of these creatures.
    To take in joy in advocating their slaugher, regardless of the situation, is just plain sick.

    1. abbeyconway says:

      Take those golf clubs to the low life bottom feeders who neglected and abused those poor animals.
      License people, not pets.

      1. Carl Curmudgeon says:

        Those clubs are Taylor-Made for playing doglegs…

  80. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    A pack of 19 or 20 feral canines shouldn’t require more than two youngsters a day, assuming at least 40 lbs. of child-flesh per.

    PETA so happy…

  81. Climp Jones says:

    I thought it was a nature special about the Savanna.

  82. thomas says:

    I am a utility worker and have worked these areas for 28 years,this is bogus there are no wild packs of dogs,someone just wants to extract more money from the taxpayers its a non issue.

  83. andrew says:

    let the Korean camp out a week and sure enough all those wild dog are long gone. yumy yumy

  84. DefendThyself says:

    Please get 2 things, one a cheap stun gun and a 4 ounce pepper spray. A stun gun sparking will scare the hell out of the dogs, and if it does not work, blast them with a big fog of Fox Labs pepper spray and they will never come back. Add a dot com to our name to find them.

  85. Mike says:

    If PETA has a problem with it, I say we should snare the dogs, and deliver them alive and unmuzzled to the nearest PETA office. It will be an educational experience for them.

    1. abbeyconway says:

      oh, Michael Vick……it’s really you….

  86. Browns44 says:

    If the dog catchers employed now were doing their job how could the numbers of “wild” dogs grown so fast and so large? And adding more city workers is the answer to the problem?
    Sounds like a jobs bill, north side version.

  87. GoCardinals says:

    Get the locals to kill them. Everyone up there is packing heat anyway. Just declare a free fire zone so that they shoot at the dogs instead of their enemies and innocent bystanders.

  88. Utopian says:

    Is this not what PETA wants and hopes for? Truly freed animals without masters co-existing with man and nature.

  89. Daniel Morgan says:

    Like Detroit, St. Louis is reverting to a jungle like state, a logical conclusion of failed liberal economic and political polices. Crime is rampant, services cut and the citizens suffer because government has failed in its primary purpose: protecting citizens from violence.

    Wonder if citizens are allowed to protect themselves from 2 legged and 4 legged dogs. (Not the cute kind like me.)

    Follows this smart alecky dirtydog1776 on Twitter.

  90. Davec says:

    WIld dogs my ass, how do “willd” dogs get to inner city, when the city is populated with tame animals?

    Its not like this is the country side and the wild dogs have moved in, or had generations to become that way.

    Chinese restaurant, any one?

  91. Bruce_Almty says:

    Time to open up hunting season in the city until the problem is resolved. Annie Git UR Gun!

  92. tsar7 says:

    I was attacked by a non collared dog and when I fought back I was arrested and jailed till I could go before a judge on Monday morning. After a trip to the wood shed I was finder $238.

    Our country has gone insane.

  93. Alvin says:

    In my hometown, a small dog which he was walking was attacked by a Rot and the man had a concealed and carry which he shot one of the dogs in the rear. I have not heard one negative comment on the action. I do not know your laws but in Kansas we take care of situations such as that.

  94. Texas Farmer says:

    Had the same problem when I first moved to a small city in Texas. A pack of 5 very large and mean dogs were eating the neighbors rabbits, cats, dogs, and goats. My dog was in a kennel, but one night the Great Dane of the bunch tried to bust into the kennel. All this happened over several weeks and calls went to local and county departments to no avail. Neighbors were the “PETA” type which would rather sacrifice their own pets instead of dealing with the issue, so after the pack went after my Lab, I sat in the backyard the next evening and took out 5 dogs with the smallest one easily weighing over 100 pounds. It wasn’t pleasant nor fun, but it needed to be done to protect me and mine. This idea that we need government or “authorities” to take care of us is bull as is the attitude that humans are the cause of all problems.

  95. Realist says:

    Of course the health department says it is not a problem. If it were a problem they would have to fix it. That would cost money. So. No problem. At worst a poor person gets killed. Most people will forget about that soon enough anyway.

  96. Kip says:

    We are well on our way to 3rd world status.

  97. NIgg Nogg says:

    Should you shoot the dogs or the porch monkeys that didn’t take care of them?

  98. Cedroc says:

    Peta cares more about animals than human beings.

  99. Roocif says:

    St. Louis bungled their relationship with the only organization willing and able to handle the stray dog problem. Stray Rescue was stabbed in the back by several councilmen and possibly the mayor. Last I heard they decided to dramatically reduce their involvement with city animal control. Which sucks for St. Louis because they just agreed a year or two ago to close the city pound and let Stray Rescue handle the stray animal problem. Too bad the City couldn’t be bothered to hold up their end of the bargain and actually pay for the service Stray Rescue was offering. .

  100. rhetorical of course says:

    I don’t understand why this had to be a problem for ten years.

  101. Voxhalyn Rakkasan says:

    St. Louis. Philadelphia. Atlanta. Detroit. Cleveland. Chicago. Cincinnati. Pittsburgh. Newark.

    Why are all of America’s historically great cities little more than dung heaps today?

    1. Fred says:

      Plain and simple. Redistibution of wealth thanks to all the jobs going to China, India, Mexico and all the latest countries we are making trade deals with. The working class in this country is dissapearing.

    2. fantum says:

      Hope and Change

  102. Steve in MO says:

    Anyone shooting a firearm in the city would probably be violating an ordnance, and no telling what would happen then. There are a lot of shootings with crime victims, possibly drug or gang related. An off duty soldier hit by a random spent bullet was recently reported in the newspaper.
    Probably some method besides firearms is the best option in St. Louis, since there are so many shootings.
    Possibly a trapping program would work, possibly even using a female dog in heat as bait to trap at least the male dogs.
    It may cost something, even a substantial amount, but there is no question wild dogs in an urban environment are a severe problem and have the potential to kill, especially children. A ten year old boy was mauled, killed, partially eaten in 01 in a park in St. Louis. I wont post his name. He had told his mother he was going to play basketball. The dogs got him. It was terrible, so they need to do something or parents can’t let their children out of their sight and probably they need something more lethal than a golf club. Possibly a base ball bat would be better.

    1. vinko says:

      golf club is much easier to handle for moms. plus if the head comes off can be used as spear..

  103. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    Sounds like the Occupy St. Louis crowd…

  104. vinko says:

    Just let a couple Hmong families move in the area, those dogs will be gone in no time at all, and to good use.

  105. Hal Paver says:

    Half a million bucks?? what the heck? I’ll do it for 50K – that’s 10% of the original.

  106. Ed Golterman says:

    Mr. Reed. The City allows the owners of various sports and entertainment places to keep the ticket tax revenue. This is well over $20 million a year you give up
    because the City is incapable of negotiating good deals, and you and other elected officials have no courage. Go collect that money, especially on the world series tickets no matter how they are sold and eliminate this problem in a week.

  107. Helloseekers says:

    If this is Old North St. Louis, we’re talking about a neighborhood with a medium income about $12K below the average for St. Louis proper. It’s about 70% African American. I would venture an unpopular hypothesis – these dogs are castaways from homes (or individuals or gang bangers) who no longer wish to care for them, or can afford to. To have a dog spayed or neutered may be beyond the financial ability of the people who owned them. These dogs are feral fugitives from financially failed families…😉

  108. nanocompressor says:

    Yeah, like all liberal run cities, no guns allowed, unless you are a gang member. If you’ve ever watched any of the “Gangland” shows on TV you know that St. Louis is one of the worst and one with the most crime. Thanks to those lowlife gang memeber

  109. fantum says:

    They need to meet Mr. Shotgun!

  110. Richard Prior says:

    As always with distasteful tasks, outsourcing is the answer – employ experts in this field. Call the Mayor of Bucharest. Experience – Over 100,000 stray dog culls

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/romania/7740947/Brigitte-Bardot-in-protest-over-Bucharest-dog-cull.html

  111. Zekemcg says:

    This video was clearly shot by some silly cracker…
    Man oh man.
    That dog was scared and hungry – and not for kids…
    Please save the dogs… and get rid of the crackers…
    Peace.

  112. tarjei says:

    People, people, people. AR-15s use magazines or mags, not clips. Mausers and M1s use clips. RAWR

  113. Jazzy Chimichanga says:

    Oh, that’s just one of those black flash mobs we’re so used to seeing.

  114. FROGGER says:

    What’s with all the NRA lobbyists posting here? guns guns guns.

  115. FROGGER says:

    What’s with all the NRA lobbyists commenting on this story? Guns. Guns. Guns.

  116. robert g says:

    They obviously don’t have enough Chinese restaurants in St Louis

  117. John A Hoffner Jr says:

    I agree that the problem needs to be addressed and the dogs will have to be removed from the streets and that the only short term solution is to capture and put the pack animals down. The dogs need to be taken off the streets and it needs to be handled humanely. I would take no pleasure killing a dog but I would have no problem taking care of this type of issue if my family was at risk. But then I would not dump a dog, let it loose or allow one loose dog to start wandering around my neighborhood before I stepped up to find out why.
    I also agree that some humans are at fault and they are the long term issue. How do we get people to be responsible? I don’t have the answer to that one. I am certain this issue will continue as long as we have irresponsible people around.

  118. Al says:

    Simple solution: Put out some dog food and a dozen bowls of anti-freeze.

  119. KaD says:

    Half a million dollars my rear. Give the citizens the right to shoot uncollared and untagged dogs and there’s won’t be a problem for long OR a big bill to pay.

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