Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans' dog Nugget apparently bit her daughter in the face

By Jodi Guglielmi
May 01, 2019 12:24 PM
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Jenelle Evans is mourning the loss of her dog Nugget after her husband David Eason allegedly shot and killed the French Bulldog.

The Teen Mom 2 confirmed the death of her dog, Nugget, on Wednesday, saying she is “speechless” and “so sorry.”

“Nugget… I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless,” she wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Along with the message, Evans posted a photo of the dog sitting on her lap.

According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s department, Evan’s ex-Nathan Griffith called the police on April 30 to request a welfare check on his son Kaiser.

“The male caller referenced making sure his son was safe because his ex-fiancée’s husband shot a dog in front of him,” the public information officer told PEOPLE.

The police checked on the 4-year-old and determined he was safe. Because the call only requested the welfare check, they did not further investigate the claim that Eason shot a dog, the PIO said.

David Eason
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Eason allegedly shot the dog after it bit their 2-year-old daughter in the face. He did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

On Tuesday, Eason posted a video of Nugget becoming aggressive toward Ensley as she tried to hug the dog. He also shared a photo showing a scratch mark on his daughter’s face.

“I dont 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 dont put up with that s— at all,” he wrote. “I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt 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.”

Both Evans and Eason have posted photos and videos of the French bulldog on their social media. Last month, Eason shared pictures of Nugget riding in the car with him.

Evans and Eason tied the knot in September 2017. The reality star is also mom to 8-year-old son Jace and 4-year-old son Kaiser, from previous relationships.

Radar Online first reported about the dog’s death.

Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.