Dog owners speak out about missing pets in Rossville, Chickamauga
A number of dog owners in the Rossville and Chickamauga areas have come together in recent days because they believe someone is stealing pets.
Since July dozens of dogs, primarily boxers, pit bulls, and Chihuahua breeds, have gone missing, and many of the heartbroken owners believe the dogs were stolen.
“I think that someone had to have snatched him up and took off with him,” said Alexandra Eaton, whose 6-month-old Chihuahua, “Cowboy,” went missing along Schmitt Road on Thursday, Sept. 6. “He wouldn’t have just run off.
“My two other dogs weren’t gone, just Cowboy,” Eaton said. “He’s a beautiful, timid little dog, and I pretty much take him everywhere with me. People just love him. So I hope that he was taken just because somebody wanted him instead of something else.”
Many owners believe the boxers and pit bulls are being using in an illegal dog-fighting ring, while the missing Chihuahuas are being taken for bait.