Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason, allegedly shot and killed her French bulldog, named Nugget, according to reports.
He posted a video of Nugget snapping at his daughter, Ensley, causing her to cry.
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Eason continued, “I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather [sic] or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.”
He also posted a photo of the girl’s face, which showed a red mark, E! Online reported.
E! and TMZ both reported that Eason allegedly killed Nugget.
Evans, who stars in “Teen Mom 2,” posted a photo of herself with the dog on Instagram with a caption suggesting she was distraught over the move.
Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans' husband shoots and kills family dog for snapping at their daughter.
“I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless,” she wrote. “You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you’re not here, when I come home you’re not here, when I go to bed… you’re not here. You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back.”
According to TMZ, police went to the couple’s house on April 30 to perform a welfare check on the girl. They found she was okay.
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A law enforcement source told the website that “David told cops Nugget was alive, although he would not let them see the dog. We’re told cops have no evidence showing anything happened to the dog.”
A source told TMZ that officials have no evidence that anything happened to the dog. It added that the “Teen Mom” star would have to make a police report on her own.
Officers, meanwhile, will not act on “sensationalized media reports or social media posts,” a source told TMZ.
The couple got married in 2017, and they apparently got the dog in 2018, according to E! “These dog days got us hanging out the window cooling off!” Eason said on Instagram alongside photos of Nugget. “Everyone meet Nugget the Frenchie!”
Dog Bite Stats
DogsBite.org says that “each day, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for serious dog bite injuries. Annually, about 9,500 citizens are hospitalized due to dog bite injuries.”
In a 13-year analysis, the website says that of 433 fatal dog attacks in the United States, pit bulls contributed to 66 percent, or 284 deaths.
Rottweilers, the second on the list, inflicted 10 percent of attacks that resulted in human death, the report says.
German shepherds accounted for 4.6 percent of fatal attacks.
Mixed-breed dogs accounted for 3.9 percent and the American bulldog was next at 3.5 percent, the report said.
The mastiff and bullmastiff accounted for 3.2 percent of deaths.
Last on the list were huskies, which accounted for 3 percent of fatal attacks.
The report compiled fatal dog attacks between 2005 and 2017, showing that 48 percent of the victims were children aged 9 or younger.