A Tennessee man was mauled to death by a pack of dogs last week amid claims that the animals have attacked other residents in the area.
On July 18, at about 2 a.m., Mario Moore, 40, of Memphis, was found lying on the ground suffering from deep wounds and cuts, according to Memphis Police, local station WATN reports.
Eight dogs had attacked Moore, who was found on the corner of Belle Haven and Meadowbrook Road, just blocks from Elvis Presley’s famous estate, Graceland, witnesses told police, News Channel 3 reports.
Kevin Woods told WTVR he saw about a group of about seven or eight dogs and assumed they were fighting with each other, but “then I [saw] legs rolling around and I said, they’re jumping on a dude. So I kinda whipped my car around and started blowing my horn and they jumped off him.”
Moore died later at the hospital from his injuries, WREG reports.
On Wednesday, Memphis Animal Services said officials caught 12 dogs in the area where the attack took place, WATN reports.
Four had nothing to do with the attack and will be made available for adoption, but dogs that were involved in the attack will be euthanized, a rep for the MAS told the outlet.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, KC Baker