Mackenzie McKee would like to make something as crystal clear as humanly possible:
She is no David Eason.
This very unfortunate comparison has come up because Eason murdered his family's dog a few weeks ago...
... and McKee, who is also a member of the Teen Mom family because she appeared on Teen Mom 3, has been accused of animal cruelty against her own dog, a Great Dane named Hank.
Neighbors say McKee departed for a cruise and essentially abandoned this canine, leaving him in a disgusting pen and ignoring basic needs such as exercise and cleanliness.
But McKee has now spoken out against these allegations, in very personal detail.
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This All Sounds Terrible. What is Going On?
Mackenzie and her husband, Josh, left in mid-May for a trip to the Bahamas. She said on Facebook that they'd be gone for six days.
Sure, absolutely. It looked that way, based on photos they shared of each other from the trip on Instagram.
But While Mackenzie and Josh Were Doing This Sort of Thing...
... their dog was back at home, locked up in a backyard pen.
This Doesn't Look Nearly as Fun for Hank
McKee's neighbor shared this photo on his own Facebook page and accused Mackenzie of basically abandoning the pet.
These Neighbors Went Hard After Mackenzie
They said she ignored Hank and left him in a gross shelter fulll of poop and that he cried for four straight days, until they had to go over and let him out.
McKee Then Clapped Back
This is what she wrote online, appalled at the accusations against her.
But Animal Control Then Got Involved
Mackenzie told TMZ that they took Hank away and also charged her for boarding him and she just can't believe this because family members were tending to him everyday.
Angie Douthit Backs Her Daughter Up
McKee's mother also spoke to TMZ and said she had been coming over to the home often to check on Hank and care for him.
And Now It's Time to Hear More from Mackenzie
She just WENT OFF on Twitter, explaining the entire situation and shooting down all this awful talk of abuse.
This was the first of many Tweets McKee sent on the subject, about 24 hours after the Internet blew up with talk over how she had been treating Hank.
The Revenge Factor
If you guys think that my neighbors were telling the truth, you are out of your mind. They have had it out for us since we moved in in October and moving is in the near future.
Stop with the BS
I love hank more than words could ever describe. I paid 4K to have his fence installed 2 weeks before vacation and they stalled it out longer. So for you all to pull the “don’t pay for vacation if you can’t afford proper care for your dog” bull shit is insane as well.
The Neighbors are Hypocrites!
I spend more time and money on hank than my shitty neighbors have ever done with their bull mastiff that I’ve never seen leave his pen. Yes I said pen. We bought that pen for Mr. Hank because he hates kennels and I think he needed more sleeping room. I called about getting him...
Kennels are Not an Option
... Boarded and told them that dog WILL NOT SLEEP IN A KENNEL. But they said that’s how they operate. Trust me when I say I looked into all options. So once again. We bought a big pen for him to sleep in. He was checked on and let out to run and play 3x a day which we payed for and...
Full Arrangements Had Been Made
... Arranged. He was fed, watered, and played with daily and stepped in his pen at night and I even had a tarp rushed to him Since on day 2 of vacation he destroyed his dog house. O did I forget to mention his poop was being cleaned out. But my neighbors stepped on my property to...
Wellness Test? Passed.
... Take a photo of his poop right when he did it? Hmm interesting. If you own a Dane you know that they poop several times a day and large amounts. We were on top of him being loved and cared for. Animal control said we passed wellness check and called me to inform me...
So Far from the Truth
... That my neighbors said not a single person has been out and that’s why they called me in because THEY WERE THE ONES FEEDING HIM. And it was far from the truth. I asked her to take him anyways and we will get him when we get home because I need to make sure my kids get in...
... In a storm shelter for Oklahoma is experiencing horrible and scary tornados and she agreed to it. Which before she called ,my mom who lives down the road was on her way to get him shelter.
Her Truth is Now Out There
Me nor my mother or the other two taking care of him support animal abuse. Please know the full truth and story before telling a woman to kill herself and she is a piece of shit.
If you follow me on snap, you see that hank is nothing less than loved to an extreme level by us.
Well, Almost in Conclusion
McKee then responded to a few remarks on Twitter, explaining herself even more.
This Photo is Pretty Damning, Too
That looks like A LOT of poop. And there is some issue here of neglect when your dog is left alone to stew in this even just for a number of hours.
This All Does Sound a Little Complicated
And not as horrifying as it was originally reported to be at least. That seems certain. It may have been a case of stupidity on Mackenzie's part more than malice.
But We Do Have One Question for Her:
If Hank was being tended to and even walked on a daily basis, why not just leave him in your actual house? This is a very common practice by those who leave for vacation: Leave your dog alone and have someone come over to feed/walk him or her a couple times per day.
That's Why Something Does Seem a Little Off Here
But we can hopefully all agree on one thing: Mackenzie is no David Eason.