It’s been over a month since Jenelle Evans‘ dog Nugget died at the hands of her husband, David Eason, but Teen Mom 2 fans have not forgotten about the poor pup and are still calling for justice…literally!
The Columbus County Animal Shelter told local WECT6 News that it is still receiving more than 100 calls each day in regard to Nugget’s death. The shelter’s director, Loretta Shipman, told the news station that the shelter is receiving so many calls that they are interfering with other county animal-related calls. She says she discussed the issue with the Commissioner on Monday, stating that the shelter has received over 7,000 calls and emails total since news of Nugget’s death broke on April 30.
“Our answering machine in the morning is nothing but the ‘Teen [Mom]’ dog incident,” she said. “Once we clear them off and more get back on, and then we get complaints from the County that we can’t get their calls in because we’re trying to clear out all the calls from this ‘Teen Mom’ incident.”
As The Ashley previously reported, David and Jenelle admitted that David killed Nugget in late April, claiming that the small French bulldog “nipped” at their two-year-daughter Ensley. Jenelle revealed more details of the brutal way Nugget died, initially stating she was “devastated” by his death. She soon defended David in the killing, though. An investigation was launched by the Columbus County Sheriff’s department and Animal Control. CPS also investigated and ended up removing all of the Eason’s kids from their care.
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Nugget… I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. 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. #Heartbroken #Distraught 😓😪💔
Anyway, the Columbus County Animal Shelter’s director begged fans to stop calling them, stating that the Animal Shelter is not the correct division to handle the incident, as Nugget is already deceased.
“We have been getting calls from Day 1 and [are] still [getting] calls every single day,” she said. “And we still advise them that we are not in the process of handling that [incident] because a dog has supposedly been killed. Once the dog is killed, it’s no longer the department of Columbus County Animal Shelter, it becomes the department of the Sheriff’s department to investigate.”
Although it’s been over a month since the Columbus County Animal Control and Sheriff’s Department announced they were launching a joint investigation into Nugget’s death, there has been very little information released about it since then.
However, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department told WECT6 News on Wednesday that, to date, no charges have been filed against David in regard to the death of Nugget.
“She added that the Sheriff’s Office is still receiving daily calls and emails from people across the country and outside of the United States,” the site reports.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Of course, ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans aren’t the only ones tying up the public service phone lines in Columbus County. Earlier this month, a rep from North Carolina’s Emergency Services Department confirmed that there have been 25 emergency services calls made to (or from) Jenelle and David’s home on The Land in the last year.
Watch the local news report (which aired on Wednesday) in the Twitter video below!
@sheenaniganz SO Happy #WECT Finally Aired Something about Disgusting Jenelle & her Even More Disgusting husband WHY R THEY STILL ALLOWED 2 OWN ANIMALS? GET ALL THE ANIMALS OFF THEIR PROPERTY #ColumbusCountySheriff #MTVTeenMom DO SOMETHING! pic.twitter.com/3L3yi9XFIH
— Gotta Lov Reality 😉 (@GottaLovReality) June 19, 2019
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