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Haverhill

February 2, 2013

Unleashed pit bull attacks pointer

Attack: After attack, dog placed under quarantine, owner issued fines

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In 2008, city leaders reviewed and toughened up local animal control laws after a series of incidents which people were attacked and injured by dogs. A number of attacks that occurred early in 2008 in Haverhill involved several breeds, including pit bulls and a German shepherd. At the recommendation of the MSPCA and other animal advocates, the city created an ordinance that was broad and included all breeds of dogs, not just pit bulls, as all dogs have a propensity to bite.

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