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Neighbor shoots family’s dog


Tim Pratt



STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man was arrested over the weekend for killing a neighbor''s dog that wandered onto his property.  


David Dunigan, of 1879 Pointe Drive in the Browning Creek subdivision, was charged Sunday afternoon with the malicious killing of a dog, Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department Chief Deputy George Carrithers said. Dunigan paid a $1,000 appearance bond and was released, Carrithers said.  


According to Carrithers, Dunigan faces up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. 


"This man, he killed a neighbor''s dog and that shouldn''t happen," Carrithers said.  


The incident occurred Sunday, said Brian Prisock, the father of Paige Prisock, whose dog was shot. The dog, a golden retriever mix, had been staying at the Prisock home just down the road from Dunigan, Brian Prisock said. 


The shooting took place in the morning, when the retriever and another family dog wandered a couple hundred yards away from the house, then crossed onto Dunigan''s property. After the incident, Dunigan loaded the dead dog''s body into his vehicle and left with it before returning by himself a short time later. It is unclear where he took the dog.  


"I don''t know what provoked him into shooting the dog," Brian Prisock said. "It''s just a shame that he would do something like that." 


Dunigan initially denied any involvement in the shooting, but eventually came clean and returned the dog to the Prisocks. They buried the animal on their property. 


Dunigan did not return calls seeking comment this week. Paige Prisock also could not be reached.




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Reader Comments

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/6/2009 12:02:00 PM:

Lock his butt up and throw away the key! What a horrible person he is to shoot and kill a neighbor's dog just for wandering across the property line. A simple phone call would've worked wonders in this situation.


Article Comment Jen commented at 8/6/2009 12:40:00 PM:

This is beyond words!


Article Comment A. commented at 8/6/2009 12:42:00 PM:

and what is next...people? This guy is crazy! i agree with Josh, lock him up and have him pay a heftier fine.


Article Comment Jean J commented at 8/6/2009 12:55:00 PM:

Can we again see why this and the many other dog cruelty incidents in the State of Mississippi warrant stronger aggravated cruelty laws? Wake up Mississippi!


Article Comment Liz commented at 8/6/2009 1:22:00 PM:

I usually dont comment here, yet what a reader posted prompted me to. I live in the country and have a tiny dog. My neighbor has 2 very large dogs and they always wander in my yard. One day they came into my yard and attacked my dog and almost killed her. I went to my neighbors and told them what their dogs did. They stated they would pay the medical bills on my dog. Do you think they have paid a cent? I had to pay a $450.00 vet bill by myself, and I have sent them letters with no response. I dont condone this man for shooting this dog, but every time thier dogs wander onto my land im not very Christian when I run them off. Sometimes a phone call or visit doesnt help, and law enforcement merely takes reports. Im saddened by this little girls loss.


Article Comment Animal lover commented at 8/6/2009 1:40:00 PM:

Well Liz the same thing happen to me many many years ago.. our neighbor's dog kept coming into our yard and attacking our peekapoo.. he was a german shepherd, and they also offered to pay 10.00 toward the medicine since I couldn't afford to take the dog to the vet over and over. She was attacked several times and they refused to lock up their dog. I can understand this man's frustration if that was the same case; however he certainly wouldn't want somebody shooting his beloved pet if the shoe was on the other foot. People just need to control their tempers. I agree that law enforcement does nothing until somebody or some thing gets hurt and its sad that people can't learn to respect other people's animals and property.


Article Comment K commented at 8/6/2009 2:18:00 PM:

If you think that this act should have consequences I would encourage you to go to:

We are trying to enact felony animal cruelty laws for situations just like this in MS. MS is one of only 4 states without a Felony animal cruelty law on the books.


Article Comment w commented at 8/6/2009 6:11:00 PM:

All I can say is.....this man has serious issues!


Article Comment Justin Smith commented at 8/6/2009 6:42:00 PM:

Wish I could have gotten this much outrage.


Article Comment R commented at 8/6/2009 10:38:00 PM:

His property, his rules. I see no fault in the property owner's actions where shooting the dog was concerned. Does Starkville not have a leash law? If not, then that should be companion legislation.


Article Comment K commented at 8/6/2009 11:38:00 PM:

Did it ever occur to you that there are two sides to every story? Do you really think you have the facts to try and convict someone based on this newspaper article? I happen to know both of these families. The "child" you are grieving with for losing her pet is a college student. The neighborhood has a leash law which the family, whose dog was killed, habitually ignores!!!! The distance between these two neighbors homes is much farther than "a property line"--it's farther than the couple of hundred yards that was quoted. This article is completely devoid of facts.


Article Comment K commented at 8/6/2009 11:46:00 PM:

Did it ever occur to you that there are two sides to every story? Do you really think you have the facts to try and convict someone based on this newspaper article? I happen to know both of these families. The "child" you are grieving with for losing her pet is a college student. The neighborhood has a leash law which the family, whose dog was killed, habitually ignores!!!! The distance between these two neighbors homes is much farther than "a property line"--it's farther than the couple of hundred yards that was quoted. This article is completely devoid of facts.


Article Comment ken commented at 8/7/2009 10:53:00 AM:

Well here in Clay County, they have a Place here in Pheba that they call The Fight Club. It's where area people get together and Fight their Dogs. It's on County Line road (between Webster & Clay County) and it's been there for many years, as far as Our Law doing anything about it..HA..don't hold your breath, this is Clay County, where corruption is the Way of Life Here. Just Look at The Sheriff, a Deputy, and a Former Supervisor....Where's John Grisom when you Need him.


Article Comment Animal Lover commented at 8/7/2009 11:05:00 AM:

This has nothing to do with dogs fighting.. this is somebody who got tired of his neighbors not following the leash law and he lost his temper. Like I said before, we had the same trouble but killing the dog was unnecessary. He should have picked up the dog and taken it to the humane society and let the owners deal with the law. This man has pets.. he is not an animal hater. He like alot of us just tired of people not being made to follow the law.


Article Comment L commented at 8/7/2009 11:30:00 AM:

I live in Browning Creek and am very familiar with both of the Prisock's dogs. Both are/were sweet and friendly animals who pass through my yard regularly. Never have they caused any problems. My family has always chuckled over the two "best buds" as they follow construction crews and lawn care workers, acting as neighborhood ambassadors. I can't imagine what was going through David Dunigan's head. Farewell and goodnight sweet prince...


Article Comment RC commented at 8/7/2009 12:28:00 PM:

People need to realize that everyone does not like other peoples animals running wild in residental areas. Who knows this dog could have tried and attach this man or one of his animals. If so he is protected by law to do what he did. Anyone can press charges against you and then its your cost to defend yourself.


Article Comment UR commented at 8/7/2009 12:43:00 PM:



Article Comment melody commented at 8/7/2009 1:07:00 PM:

Way to go UR. All those dog lovers would probably kick their own Mother for kicking a dog. I'd bet they couldn't care less though about the millions of babies murdered through abortion. What's our world coming to-they probably all voted for that abortion loving Obama or didn't vote at all. A large dog on your property is a threat that could put even an adult human in the hosp. If you don't want your dog shot, take better care of it and keep it on your own property if you love it so much!


Article Comment L commented at 8/7/2009 1:54:00 PM:

What does this situation have to do with the President? Or, politics in general? This is a local tragedy for the Prisocks, the Dunigans and for the dog. The Prisocks have lost a beloved pet. Mr. Dunigan committed an act of violence and now likely feels terrible about it. A dog is dead. Moreover, in some small way, our sense of community at Browning Creek has been disrupted. Is it really necessary for every problem we encounter in our daily lives to be credited to some odious political "other?" Can we please have sense of proportion here?


Article Comment RC commented at 8/7/2009 2:40:00 PM:

Dunigan made a couple mistakes.... Bringing the dog back, and saying anything that would make him appear to be guilty.


Article Comment melody commented at 8/7/2009 3:33:00 PM:

You liberals just can't handle it. Remember when Mr Bush was President, everything had something to do with him-even when a baby wet his pants, it was Bushes fault, right. Mr.Dunigan was provoked into defending his property. Most people react when provoked--just like L did with his comments reacting to others comments. Gottcha!!


Article Comment Jessica commented at 8/7/2009 4:22:00 PM:

I happen to know the Prisock's very well. I was shocked, horrified, and heartbroken when I heard the news! I don't understand how such a productive member of society could do something so cruel without thinking about the reprocutions to both parties! Whatever happened to neighbors looking out for neighbors? Has our society gotten so bad that we will shoot and kill a neighbors dog in cold blood just because he happened to be in our yard? He could've just as easily picked up the phone or even driven to the Prisock's home and notified them before taking such extreme measures. Thank you "K" for pointing out the fact that Paige is a college student and not a "child". Do you think that her being older makes it better that someone murdered her dog? If thats what makes you sleep better then keep on looking at it that way!
Sure Browing Creek has leash laws. They also have someone that residents can go to with problems and complaints. Mr. Dunigan or any neighbor that had a problem with the Prisock's dog could have complained but they did not because they were obviously not mean or hostile animals. I've had several encounters with all the Prisock dogs and the only harm they've ever done to me was licking me to death. Never once have I ever felt threatened.
Oh and "K", you're right, the article is "completely devoid of facts". It sure isn't telling the whole story. If the dog was threatening Mr. Dunigan or his family, why didn't he tell authorities about it when they questioned him in the first place instead of denying involvement and trying to hide the dog's dead body? Innocent people don't lie.


Article Comment CS commented at 8/7/2009 4:23:00 PM:

I am glad to hear that LAWS (you know those things that help to insure a civilized society) still supersede any neighborhood covenants.


Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/7/2009 4:31:00 PM:

How about making a post related to the topic? You need to stay clear of politics because you obviously talk out of your ass for lack of knowledge. (And I am not a liberal)


Article Comment Kev commented at 8/7/2009 5:05:00 PM:

I heard that when the young lady had composed herself enough after the initial shock, she asked authorities for 3 things:
her pet's body brought home;
his collar/tags returned;
an apology;
she got 1 out of 3? Those odds suck. A pets collar/tags are like a wedding band or watch to a human being. Not to mention no apology. That's cold.


Article Comment tom commented at 8/7/2009 6:40:00 PM:

Let's just be thankful that a young child didn't wander into his yard.


Article Comment Kris commented at 8/7/2009 7:39:00 PM:

You know dogs can't read. The dog didn't know he was running onto someone's property who didn't care about another living thing. Dunigan could've called a dog catcher! He should be ashamed!


Article Comment tom commented at 8/7/2009 8:11:00 PM:

Can't we all just get along?


Article Comment tom commented at 8/7/2009 8:13:00 PM:

So are you saying that if the dog could have read it was OK to shoot him in cold blood? What kind of sick person are you to want to shoot a dog that could read?


Article Comment C commented at 8/7/2009 9:50:00 PM:

It is not a leash law. It is a resrictive covenant passed by the Browning Creek Owners Association Board of Directors.


Article Comment WP commented at 8/8/2009 10:07:00 AM:

Oktibbeha county, (ALL counties), should have leash laws like Starkville and most cities. I'm sorry for the young lady's loss, but this show that one should show more responsibility toward keeping their pets safe.


Article Comment tp commented at 8/8/2009 12:16:00 PM:

I was heartbroken when I ready the story of this poor dog being shot. I am an animal lover, I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. My heart goes out most of all to the poor dog who is unable to read or know what a property line is & whom also believes it's alright to go wherever he wishes since his owner opens the door and lets him go. It is the owner's responsibility to keep their pets safe. I don't know both sides of the story, however, I will share my experience with my neighbors dogs. I moved to the country less than two yrs ago (where there are no leash laws) into a new development, and my husband and I are already discussing to sell our brand new home as this is not a peaceful place to live. The lack of responsibility my neighbors have regarding there animals is absolutely amazing. When I moved here, I paid several thousand dollars to fence in 2 acres just to keep my animals safe and let them have ample exercise room. I am also meticulous with my lawn and gardens and do not allow my dogs on the front lawn. Most of the neighbors dogs run wild, getting into everyones garbage. Until I could get to the store for a larger garbage container that I could secure to a tree, I had to start my mornings picking up garbage from my driveway before getting ready for work,raking the mulch back they kicked up while doing their business in my bushes and flower gardens and clean up their poop. One rainy cold March morning two of my neighbors dogs were chasing my cat on my front lawn,(I have asthma and am 60 yrs old)in my nightgown and bare feet I ran outside with the first thing I could grab which was my grandsons baseball bat and flung it with all my might and hit the dog whom had my cat in his mouth in the head, luckily, I did not kill the dog nor did he get a chance to kill my cat.I had a very bad asthma attack and was so upset I had to take the day off from work for which I was not paid; another day I am outside with my 2 dogs on their leahes and getting ready to put them in the car when another large neighborhood dog comes on my property charging at us, my dogs took off toward him tripped me and was draging me on the ground, again I had an asthma attack, I was gasping for air and trying to scream for help.I could go on with the incidents, however,I will stop and say it is time that MS invokes leash laws everywhere in the state, city and country neihborhoods alike; as the next time I might not be so lucky and the asthma attack could cost me my life, my animals life or a neighbors animals life. People feeding your dog and patting him on the head is not enough to entitle you to own an animal you need to get responsible and also look out for your pets well being, if you can't, get rid of your pets as you dont deserve to own any.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/8/2009 3:44:00 PM:

Makes sense TP and very good advice in your closing statement.
I lived in the county, 5 miles from middle of Columbus, for 12 years before moving to the friendly city. Well, I had a neighbor out there who lived at least 1/4 mile away who let his BIG dog run loose all the time. 3 different times his dog charged me while I worked in my yard, making me pea in my pants almost, but I'd stand still and he would stop before biting me and go the other way. Each time I would tell the neighbor about the dog and he's laugh and say the dog just wants to play. Well , we had another neighbor who was about the same distance who was working in his yard and the loose dog charged him but didn't stop before part of the man's arm was torn apart. The dog owner settled out of court for many thousand dollars then moved to another state. If I had shot and killed the dog, as I had every right to do, my other neighbor would not have been attacked!!!! I now have a neighbor in the middle of Columbus who lets their huge monster of a dog loose everyday to come to my yard to poop a load that looks like a horse's droppings. Then he uses his large back feet to tear up the turf.. What should I do about this?? I have asked them to stop letting him do this and they say , well, we're trying our best. Should I just shoot the darn thing and let whatever be that will be?


Article Comment Richard Human, Jr. commented at 8/9/2009 12:22:00 AM:



Article Comment ur commented at 8/9/2009 9:10:00 AM:

The man obviously should not have shot the dog unless there is more to the story than we do not know. However, people are forgetting that the owners of the dogs had not been following the neighborhood rules pertaining to dogs, this could of simply been avoided if they had been following the rules. I have dogs and i like my pets but if my dog goes onto another mans property and he does not like it his property rights should come before any one's animal rights.


Article Comment cc commented at 8/9/2009 10:43:00 AM:

D.Dunigan just lost a patient!


Article Comment pickle commented at 8/9/2009 6:44:00 PM:

People turn around in my driveway all the time. The other day, somebody backed in a loaded trailer and scraped the concrete in the process. At the time it didn't occur to me that I should shoot the guy, but if I had, I'm glad to see from the comments here that so many people are supportive of my rights as a property owner.


Article Comment cs commented at 8/9/2009 7:32:00 PM:

According to witnesses in THIS case the pet was trotting through the man's yard with NO aggressive or damaging behavior.


Article Comment cs commented at 8/9/2009 7:33:00 PM:

According to witnesses in THIS case the pet was trotting through the man's yard with NO aggressive or damaging behavior.


Article Comment melody commented at 8/10/2009 2:40:00 PM:

Hey Pickle, you probably would be praised more for shooting the human by most of the posters above than for shooting a dog gone dog, am I right?


Article Comment tom commented at 8/11/2009 4:08:00 AM:

The dog had been defecating and urinating on the man's property for several years. The property owner feared for his health due to possible spread of disease by the dog's fecal material. While I don't condone the killing I due believe that the man had the right to protect his health and his family's health. Also had the rules been followed the dog would have never been in this position. Either we follow the rules or we'll have complete anarchy. A gym teacher of mine once told me that "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" and now the dog and the property owner have both lost an eye so to speak.


Article Comment pickle commented at 8/11/2009 11:45:00 AM:

Tom, I don't think anybody is defending a dog owner who doesn't follow regulations. You are correct about us as a society needing to follow the rules that we have established, and Dunigan has proven that he is unable to do so.


Article Comment ur commented at 8/11/2009 11:50:00 AM:



Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/11/2009 12:19:00 PM:

Thanks for the advice, Richard and ur. I think I'll put my neighbor on notice and shoot to kill if it happens again.


Article Comment tc commented at 8/11/2009 7:56:00 PM:

look people this article is a bunch of crap it has none of the facts straight. yes what he did was wrong, but you cant go around being as harsh as some of you are when you don't even have your facts straight. learn to see both sides of the story before you go and make yourself look stupid by posting ridiculous comments!!!


Article Comment witness commented at 8/12/2009 2:59:00 PM:

There were five of us who witnessed all or part of the killing of the pet and subsequent events. These are some of the missing facts. The dog was playing in the yard with another dog and was not a threat. (Unless you consider poop a threat) Dunigan came out of the house with a rifle and shot the dog from a distance. Eye witnesses knew who owned the dog and called the owner. Dunigan hid the dead dog and lied about even seeing a dog in the yard when the owner asked about her dog. The owner called the sheriff. Dunigan loaded up the dog and left before law enforcement arrived. The sheriff questioned Dunigan's wife. Dunigan was contacted by phone and admitted killing the dog to the deputy over the phone but did not return home! State law prohibits killing a dog that is not threatening you with a penalty of up to $1000 fine and 6 months in jail. Neighborhood leash rules do not provide legal or moral cover for this crime.


Article Comment Mary Leighty commented at 8/12/2009 11:01:00 PM:

What is happening to our people and our country. I have never heard of such. This man must not have a heart that shot this beautiful dog. I don't know if this man was loved but I'm sure this dog was loved by many and will be greatly missed. I feel this Dr. Dunigan should be punished by law for such a crime.


Article Comment Detroit commented at 8/13/2009 10:28:00 AM:

The man who shot this dog deserves to be severly punished. There is no excuse for what he did, leash laws or not. There is a real problem with a person who can take an innocent life for being on his property. Didn't this man take an oath as a doctor to save lives, I sure wouldn't want a person like that to be my doctor. As I have read the comments posted I am shocked at how many ignorant comments there are. When did property rights become more important than a living being? It is sad to me to think that so many people have such a cruel heart. Paige and her family do not deserve to have to feel such a huge loss and the dog did not deserve to be treated inhumanely.
P.S. this is a comment to Melody, your comments were the most ridiculous of them all. You are obviously a right wing republican extremist who needs to be expressing her views on a political website. Most animal lovers are also people who respect all life, you obviously do not. And by the way, everything bad that happened when Bush was president was his fault!


Article Comment melody commented at 8/13/2009 12:27:00 PM:

Thanks deroit for confessing to be a fanatic far out left wing liberal. FYI- melody is an independent . You have one upped me, now your comments bumped me out of first place. I still say your life is more important than a dogs, Detroit. They are not humans but their owners are and that's where the buck stops, if I had a dog and didn't care for it enough not to habitually let it run free to trespass on my neighbors property , I would be the one responsible for any circumstances. Personally , I prefer cats more than dogs as pets. I bet killing baby humans doesn't get you riled up at all, right? What about pulling the plug on gran ma? You probably think that's ok, huh. Don't be in such a hurry to judge the Dr.- wait until you have been in his shoes.


Article Comment Detroit commented at 8/13/2009 1:49:00 PM:

Like I said Melody, a life is a life - dog, cat, baby, or old lady. I don't choose which ones have more importance than others. The argument is whether or not you are a responsible dog owner or a responsible human being. This doctor was not in harms way when the dog was on his lawn, I'm pretty sure he has a phone, he could have simply made a phone call to animal control or police if it was such a problem. He took a life, bottom line. That makes him an irresponsible human being. I hope it makes you feel good to know that a young girl learned her lesson in responsible pet ownership by the loss of her dog.


Article Comment melody commented at 8/13/2009 4:30:00 PM:

It will probably disappoint you but I know exactly how it hurts to lose a pet as a child and it's not a good feeling but a dog is a dog-pets can be replaced. You'll foolish to hope that I feel good because of this but in many cases it takes drastic measures to learn lessons in life. Have you heard of learning the hard way before? I think the parents of the young girl have probably been lax in the training up of a child or else the dog would not have been allowed to run loose. A child is not expected to learn by oz-mosis, right? They have to be taught. Maybe this is a case of tough love.


Article Comment ur commented at 8/13/2009 4:39:00 PM:


I could tell you were one of those left wing nut jobs before I even read your post about melody. Your right you dont choose which is of more importance a human or an animal but HE (referring to GOD) did. I think the point is as many have stated we would of handled the situation a lot different than Dunnigan did. However, if the owners new the neighborhood leash laws and were not obeying them what should they expect. As stated there is a big lesson to learn from this, if you decide to take things in your own hand make sure you do it descretely. I for one spend a lot of time in my yard and if I had asked my neighbors to stop letting there dog in my yard I would take it into my own hands, I would probably not shoot the dog or even kill it but I can bet you this the owners would probably never see it again.


Article Comment Darth Herring commented at 8/13/2009 6:34:00 PM:

I find your lack of spellcheck disturbing.


Article Comment Darth Herring commented at 8/13/2009 6:36:00 PM:

I find your lack of spellcheck disturbing.


Article Comment melody commented at 8/13/2009 10:37:00 PM:

Darth-anyone who makes a double post should not point fingers at someone about their spelling. I think ur is showing some good level headed thinking. It's called common sense. If a mispelled word disturbs you so much, maybe a large dose of common sense will help. So go take your medicine, then come back to you pc and start all over.


Article Comment ur commented at 8/14/2009 10:10:00 AM:

Sorry, for the spelling problem and grammer problem, I try to go to fast and mispell/mis use words all the time when I type but I get the point accross, no big deal its not like i am typing a thesis paper and probably a good think I am not.


Article Comment Witness commented at 8/14/2009 2:02:00 PM:

I have been told that the dog killer, David Dunigan practices radiology in Starkville at the radiology facility on 182 near Stark Road. (He is not associated with OCH.) Can anyone verify this?


Article Comment Darth Herring commented at 8/14/2009 7:35:00 PM:

Yeah, you busted me on the double post. Reloading the page will get you every time.
"Left wing nut jobs" does not seem all that level headed to me though. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I think name calling makes anyone's argument easy to dismiss.
Anyway, I was trying to inject a little levity into what was looking like a flame-on situation.
Back on topic: Isn't it a shame that an educated man like the doctor could not think of another way to solve this? Two seconds of thought and maybe another solution would have come to mind. That is my two cents worth. Thanks for the food for thought.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/14/2009 9:18:00 PM:

Detroit made this statement= P.S. this is a comment to Melody, your comments were the most ridiculous of them all. You are obviously a right wing republican extremist who needs to be expressing her views on a political website. Most animal lovers are also people who respect all life, you obviously do not. And by the way, everything bad that happened when Bush was President was his fault."
What do you think about Detroit's statement, Darth? Is he calling melody names and by blaming Bush for what happened during the time he was President, is he also saying BO is to blame for all the terrible stuff he is doing? Or do liberals give liberals a pass?
Now don't you agree Detroit asked for it by starting the personal stuff and that ur was justified in thinking Detroit is on the far left? How about we do as Tom asked- let's just all shake hands and start getting along, ok?


Article Comment Darth Herring commented at 8/15/2009 12:18:00 AM:

I thought we were getting along and expressing some different viewpoints. We can all do that and lend a little more respectability to the posts by staying away from name calling is what I was saying. I don't say that one person doing it is ok and the other is not. It was an opinion. My opinion. It is worth what it cost you.
As for Detroit, his statement is his statement. He can read what I wrote and decide "Hey that guy's got a point about name calling" or "that guy can't tell me what to type" or whatever he wants. Freedom is a great thing.
I don't see where what President Bush or President Obama did or does has one thing to do with any of it. I don't see the issue of the doctor shooting the dog as affecting the national politics or being affected by it.
I don't think of myself as liberal or conservative. I think good ideas can come from anyone and those words just put people in a comfortable box for other people who want to throw stones.
Also, I am not asking anyone to come around to my way of thinking. I am just stating my opinions like everyone else.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/15/2009 9:02:00 AM:

That's ok Darth, I'll shake your hand anyway.


Article Comment Darth Herring commented at 8/15/2009 9:45:00 AM:

A mighty fine gesture. Accepted.


Article Comment bb commented at 8/15/2009 11:01:00 PM:

if you have the right to shoot a person when they come over your property line, why not a dog?


Article Comment Detroit commented at 8/19/2009 5:40:00 PM:

I wanted to respond to Darth, I absolutely agree with you that we all have a right to express how we feel and think and also that name calling can lessen an argument. With that being said, the reason I responded to melody in such a harsh way is because the drastic jumps she made from the issue of a dog being killed to abortion rights and politics were uncalled for. I do not believe the digs I made at melody flawed my argument, but I do understand where you are coming from. I feel especially strong about this issue because I am an animal lover (and lover of all life, for that matter) and the family that this happened to is my family. I know what it feels like to lose a dog and to lose a human family member and both are extremely painful. I hate to think of my family suffering because of a man's decision to take their dogs life. For those of you who called me a leftist nut job, my feelings aren't hurt. If thinking life is more important that property makes me a "nut job", then thats fine with me. This issue is not a political one, it is a moral issue that transcends politics. And one more thing, I'm not a he, I'm a she.


Article Comment DW commented at 8/20/2009 1:46:00 PM:

How could such a loved sweet and friendly animal be so abused as to be let roam free to pick up diseases eat from the roadside, roadkill from peoples garbage to follow around construction crews and lawn care workers that have dangerous enouph jobs to have to look out for a family pet under there feet.He could be hit by a car. To mabey be stolen or mabey be allowed to be poisond by accident or on purppose or in this case to be shot for trespassing. Would'nt he have been just as dead if any of these other thing of happend to him . If you have hit the dog and it died most people would think now thats one of the reasons we made a leash law so these things would'nt have happend. So who is more at fault the one who shot the dog or the one that allowed the dog to be there? He could never have been shot if had never been in a place he should'nt have been. The bullet could never of hit it's target if there was no target there.
I love my dog and thats why I keep him where I know where he is at all times. Not to let him roam free to be killed or harmed an as many ways that you can imagine. What if we all let our dogs, cats, horses etc. all of our pets roam free? What a wonderful world that would be. After all if I can let my dog roam free should,nt everyone be able to let there animals run free also.
This is what I think and this is just my opinion If I let my dog run free and come in to contact with hundreds or mabey even more things that could kill him everyday should I be surprised when he gets killed after all getting hit by a car or hit by a bullet isn't he just as dead ? If im the one thats trusted to care for the animals life he would still be alive if he was never allowed to be in front of the car or the bullet.


Article Comment BLUETOOTH commented at 8/22/2009 10:49:00 PM:

Dr. Dunnigan is a Radiologist in Starkville.
He does not have any ownership in the Radiology Practice on Stark Rd. Any community concerns should be directed to the Management at this clinic. This is a state of the art facility that partners with MSU and would not condone the intentional harming of any animal. Serving the local and surrounding community is its primary concern.


Article Comment cc commented at 8/23/2009 12:15:00 PM:

My last check-up @ Starkville Breast Imaging Clinic (Dr. Parvin) was read by Dr. Dunigan. Needless to say, before my next appt. in Oct. w/BIC, I'll call to see if he is still the radiologist. I WILL NOT go there if he's associated with BIC. Such rage to shoot innocent animal...unbelievable!


Article Comment cc commented at 8/23/2009 12:16:00 PM:

My last check-up @ Starkville Breast Imaging Clinic (Dr. Parvin) was read by Dr. Dunigan. Needless to say, before my next appt. in Oct. w/BIC, I'll call to see if he is still the radiologist. I WILL NOT go there if he's associated with BIC. Such rage to shoot innocent animal...unbelievable!


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/23/2009 2:22:00 PM:

Slow down folks and don't be so prejudice! You're starting to sound like a lynch mob. Where's marshall Dillon when you need him? That's the mentality of those who hate sara lee and wal mart for leaving west point and aberdeen without knowing the truth. I heard they were losing more money from theft than they were making so it was smart to just close instead of going deeper in the hole. Solved that problem , right. Just like the ordeal with kerr mcgee in columbus--because of someone seeing easy dollar signs in their eye balls , kerr mcgee had to close and pay millions to lawyers, not to so called victims, which also put many folks out of work. Slow down folks and think!


Article Comment CountryGirl commented at 9/19/2009 8:41:00 AM:

The dog's owners should have had the dog tied up or an electric fence installed, or kept the dog inside the house/fenced area. Who knows...maybe the man has asked the family to keep the wondering dog off his property before; perhaps even several times thus provoking him. Maybe the dog was harrassing the man's animials or even killing wild game on his property. Judgement cannot be passed without knowing the whole story. Regardless, the dog should not have been on the man's property. I think his punishment is a little harsh unless he killed the dog in-humanely or caused him suffering.


Article Comment Dogs Are Dum commented at 9/22/2009 7:00:00 PM:

I would have shot the dog & stuffed his carcass. Then sent it to the owner so he can cry about his dead poochie. He should have kept his dopey dog on his own property - nobody likes their neighbors dog on their property


Article Comment YY commented at 10/17/2009 8:42:00 PM:

I saw lots of my favorite movie stars wearing tiffany & co, so I'd love to have one too.

jewelry stores
I get my discount tiffany jewelry repaired at a local jewelry stores cost about 20 dollars, it's not that expensive.


Article Comment daniel commented at 11/9/2009 3:56:00 AM:

screw the dog he deserved what he got iam having the same problem with my trashy neighbors dog and i have been asking them idiots for three years and they wont do nothing the mutt tears up trash personal property and lots of shoes i say we are supposed to have reighn over beasts so if theyre owners cant controll them we should have the right to take them annoying little mutts out and by the way dang you bleeding heart types bc you are the ones letting your animals mess up peoples stuff


Article Comment BC commented at 1/16/2010 5:16:00 PM:

The Prisocks and Dunnigans have both lived at Browning Creek for years. The rule about keeping dogs fenced has been around for years. Everyone knew the rules, which are in place for a reason - because of what dogs do when they are running around free in a neighborhood. There is no information in the article about dogs attacking cats, other dogs, or other animals, which has happened at Browning Creek. I wonder if anyone claiming to boycott this doctor would do so if you learned he was attacked by the dog. We don't know, do we? We certainly know that a dog can be a threat to safety when running free.


Article Comment dhkdrns commented at 10/19/2010 1:15:00 PM:

don't get me wrong..I love dogs and cats.
but hey, I do not love wandering dogs.
because they are dangerous.
if my neighbor's dog comes to my yard and threaten my little girl, I'll do the same thing.
your family first, not your neighbor's dog.
wake up people!!


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