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Dogs running wild in Hughes

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HUGHES, Ark. (FOX13) -

You can find them in the streets of Hughes, Ark., scrounging for a meal, tearing into the trash.

"Oh it's terrible, everywhere you go is stray dogs, even in the grocery stores, the community stores, they are everywhere," Lakeisha Lee said. "You can't get out of the car hardly for them coming up and barking at you."

The sign outside of the local Dollar General reads "Please do not feed the dogs," because this is one of the places they like to gather.

"It's bad, real bad," added Brenda Willbourne. "They are at the Dollar Store, and over at Junior's, and down here at this store. They are everywhere."

Some think the dogs that roam Hughes are dumped by owners from elsewhere and just stay here. Some of the pups seem downright adoptable; others seem like they would rather tear off your leg.

Some residents say the city needs a dog pound, calling the dogs mangy, losing hair, and nasty looking. Many say they have tried to get help from the shelter in West Memphis, but that shelter is some 30 miles away, and they say the shelter won't take dogs that are not found in West Memphis.

Some residents admit to feeding the dogs, others say the believe they haul the canines off to other places or even shoot them.

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