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Saturday someone shot and killed a mixed-lab named Jake near its owners home in the McMinnville Driftwood neighborhood.
Laura Acuna lives near the wooded area where Jake was found and she says he's part of a destructive pack of dogs that attacked her Friday.
"No I don't know who shot him but I wish I would've," said Acuna. "When i was trying to get them out of my garbage I was like go on and they come at me."
Other neighbors describe Jake as a harmless dog.
Clay Lerch with the Warren County Humane Society says the dog was shot as many as three times.
"It's not an isolated incident. Dogs get shot here all the time," said Lerch.
Jake's shooting happened just days after stray dog Corona was found shot at point blank range in Warren County.
Corona survived and there's now an $8 thousand dollar reward in the case.
Lerch believes Warren County investigators aren't taking either shooting seriously enough.
He says no one came to the scene Saturday or called him to look at Jake's body.
"That's where the concern is. There's no real concern they didn't say drive it down here we wanna take pictures. They still haven't called me about Corona yet," said Lerch.
Sheriff Jackie Matheny is still trying to determine why no deputies came to the scene Saturday but he says the owner didn't file a report until Sunday.
"We wanna look into it. We wanna make sure we protect everyone here including our animals and it is being looked into," said Matheny.
The Warren County Sheriff says investigators are working both cases and trying to determine who shot the dogs and whether either case was in self defense.
"In a case like that you don't run out there and arrest somebody without getting the facts and that's what we're doing at this time," said Matheny.
Monday, August 13 2012, 09:20 PM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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