Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans and David Eason under scanner for killing their pet dog
Animal Control officials reportedly paid a visit to Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans and her husband David Eason's North Carolina home in order to investigate the death of a pet dog that occurred last week. David, who was fired by MTV last year over alleged homophobic tweets, found himself at the center of controversy once again after he allegedly shot and killed the family dog Nugget for snapping at their 2-year-old daughter in the face.
TMZ reports that North Carolina’s animal welfare hotline was flooded with calls about the incident and the department later referred the calls to Columbus County Animal Control after review, along with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Department.
The media outlet further reported that Animal Control officers were able to enter the couple’s property through an open gate.
However, fearing for their safety inside the couple's home, the officers turned around and alerted the Sheriff’s Department to complete the visit. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by People magazine that an investigation was launched into allegations of animal cruelty that reportedly occurred at a home in Riegelwood, North Carolina.
However, they refused to confirm whether it was the 'Teen Mom 2' star's home or not.
“On May 1, 2019, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus County Animal Control initiated a joint investigation into allegations of animal cruelty that reportedly occurred at a residence on Money Hole Road in Riegelwood,” the statement reads.
It continued, “The investigation is ongoing. No further details will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the investigation.” A spokesperson for Columbus County Animal Control further confirmed that the Sheriff’s Department is currently “investigating” the incident, but did not provide further information.
As reported previously, Jenelle doesn't seem to be on the same page as her husband at all. She shared a photo on Instagram of Nugget sitting in the car with her, along with a message suggesting she believes they should have simply trained the dog to stop biting.
"Nugget… I’m crying every day. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my sidekick 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. Every day 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."
It was reported that after the shooting incident, a terrified Jenelle reportedly fled the family home with her children Kaiser and Ensley, only to return for a short time to pack a bag. However, the 'Teen Mom 2' actress has now refuted all claims of running away from home in the wake of her husband killing her pet dog in a series of tweets posted on her social media account.
"Everyone just please leave me be right now, I don't need any more f**king drama!"