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

  • CK

    “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.”


    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.

    • Nome de Plume

      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.

      • Dr. Glock

        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.

      • lol

        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

      • 11B3V

        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.

    • Pete

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

      • bruce brinkmann

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

    • David

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

      • McSorley

        Duhhh They obviously fixed it after the comment

  • Stupidanimals

    hunting trip!!

  • Nelson Johnsen

    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.

    • Gerry

      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.

  • Tie

    Golf clubs? How about a .357?

  • STL Hawkeye

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

    • Blue Irish

      This is all about hiring more public union employees…

    • david5300

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

  • stace

    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…

    • McSorley

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

  • sandiego1969

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

  • mugsy

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

  • mimikirby

    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!

  • Fanny Forbes Franklen

    “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

    • SayWhat?

      Smoke another one.

    • Dog Free Soceity!!!

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

  • Dave Hilling

    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.

  • Jerry

    Yeah, just shoot them. Pathetic leadership.

    • Darnel

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

    • Newbern W Johnson

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

      • David Powell

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

  • Hank Warren

    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):

  • Chris

    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?

  • Freon Mcgiggles

    Welcome to America.

    • Marvin

      —–The third world country of America—–

  • Rascal69

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

  • Odins Acolyte

    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.

  • digitalexplr

    “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”??

  • Jon

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

  • gringgrong

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

  • Jerzey Boy

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

  • Dale Holmstrom

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

    • Abia The Cat

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

      • lol

        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.

    • Mad Max

      Who run Bartertown?

      …MasterBlaster runs Bartertown.

  • the swami

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

  • Count Yob

    They need to have a hunting season for wild dogs.

  • David

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

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