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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A family in Southeast Memphis is trying to get help after they say stray dogs killed their pets.

Nicole Keener says they heard a dog barking Thursday night and went to check if it was one of their own.

“When he went out there, the dog was in the house and he looked out here, and there are three pit bulls underneath the rabbit cage getting the rabbits,” said Keener.

She says the bunnies became victims to stray dogs roaming Knightway Road around 8 p.m., pieces of rabbit fur being their only trace.

“I was terrified,” said Keener. “I have a little nephew that those were his bunnies and he’s not here, but I know when he comes home, he’s going to be upset.”

She says the dogs have been circling the neighborhood for weeks now using a broken fence to get into backyards, but Thursday night’s incident brought her to calling for help.

She said animal control wouldn’t answer, so she called police.

“The most frustrating thing is animal control has not come out and tried to do anything and the dogs are on the loose, and I’m scared that somebody else is going to wind up getting hurt,” she said.

She said one woman even jumped on her car out of fear of the dogs and noted how there are a lot of kids in the area.

“You don’t know what they’re going to do or what their intentions are,” she said.

We looked around for the dogs this afternoon but had no luck.

We reached out to animal control services, who said they did have officers look in the area late Thursday night, but couldn’t find the dogs.

They said they’ll be in touch with Keener to try and track them down.