Jackson State University has a wild dog problem

Published 2:37 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A university in Mississippi’s largest city is warning students to be on guard amid complaints about a pack of dogs barking and threatening people walking through campus.

Jackson State University this week sent a notice to students and others associated with the school.

WAPT-TV reports that the university has been deluged with reports about the dogs. Officials tell the TV station that staff members and students are feeding the animals, making the problem worse.

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The university is asked that people not feed, approach or pet the animals.

Campus officials say the animals could carry parasites and pests that could pose a serious health risk to those on campus.