AceShowbiz - A few days after it was revealed that Jenelle Evans' husband David Eason shot and killed her French bulldog Nugget, it is now reported that the former "Teen Mom 2" star is under investigation for animal cruelty. A new report suggests that Animal Control officers were sent to the couple's home on Thursday, May 2 to look into the incident.
According to TMZ, people flooded North Carolina's animal welfare hotline following the incident which later sparked the investigation. The calls were then referred to Colombus County Animal Control and Colombus County Sheriff's Department following a review.
The Animal Control arrived at their house to investigate the truth behind the allegations and to confirm whether the dog was indeed dead. It is also to see whether Jenelle and David have its corpse.
The report further states that the Animal Control officers entered their house through an open gate. However, they retreated as they feared for their safety before alerting the Sheriff's Department to complete the visit.
The Colombus County Sheriff's Office confirmed to PEOPLE on Thursday that an investigation was launched into allegations of animal cruelty that reportedly occurred at a home in Riegelwood, North Carolina. "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 read. "The investigation is ongoing. No further details will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the investigation."
David previously took to Instagram to reveal that Nugget aggresively attacked his and Jenelle's 2-year-old daughter Ensley while she tried to hug him, resulting in a scratch mark on her face. "I don't give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that s**t at all," he wrote.
"I'm all about protecting my family, it is my life's mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me," he continud. "You can hate me all you want but this isn't the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge wether or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME."
Later on Wednesday, Jenelle confirmed in a heartbreaking post that Nugget was dead. "Nugget… I'm crying everyday," she wrote. "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."
It was recently said that Jenelle was considering to divorce and sue him for the incident. "David killed my dog Nugget because he snapped at my 2-year-old Ensley. He doesn't put up with that and those are his beliefs," she said in an interview. "He just took her and shot her in the woods... about two acres away from the house."
Adding that she had fled their marital home, Jenelle further shared, "Thankfully the kids did not see him shoot the dog. They are still with me. I am very much considering pressing charges against him for this."