Woman turns to abc13 for help dealing with neighbor's dogs

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The woman says she's called authorities but that still hasn't stopped her neighbor's pit bulls from getting into her yard, and she's scared for her safety.

A northeast Houston woman says she's fed up and afraid because her neighbor's pit bulls keep getting into her yard. Alice Murray says she's called the police and animal control, but says nothing seems to have worked. So she called us.

"I come out of my house to go to my garbage can and here are two pit bulls growling at me. that scared me to death. And I'm back up praying Jesus and backing up in my house so the dogs won't bite me," Murray said.

She has lived in her northeast Houston home for 47 years.

"I don't have no business worryin bout no dogs," Murray siad.

She says when the dogs got out last week they killed another dog that had made its way into her yard. This week, a pit from the house behind hers jumped the fence into her yard, and then into the yard in question. Houston BARC says that dog got caught on the chain itself. Murray tells us she watched as her neighbor's pits attacked the hanging dog.

"Animals were doing what animals do. She got two puppies back there. She protected her puppies. It's not our problem the dog got caught on the chain," neighbor Lynn Randle said.

"They ain't no puppies. I saw a puppy kill a dog in my back yard, pulled his intestines out while the dog was still walking alive," Murray replied.

Houston police say they've had two calls for service to Murray's home. They found that dead dog on the first call. Her neighbor's nephews say it's not as bad as she says.

"We're here 24/7. If they get out, they get out the front and we catch them and put them right back up," Randle said.

She called Houston BARC and they showed up while we were there. They cited the owner for not having a city license for the dogs and not having them vaccinated. But while the dogs are still there, she worries for the kids on their street.
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