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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. New Hanover County animal control services manager Jean McNeil says the county's Dangerous Dog Law has been in place since 1990. It uses a set of criteria to deem a dog dangerous. “I feel like what we have in place is very effective if people are willing to do the follow up work we need for them to do." McNeil says Brunswick County is also looking to follow New Hanover County's guidelines. She encourages people to take advantage of the dangerous dog law by contacting animal control when they first have a complaint with a dog, and not waiting until several incidents happen.

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Pender to unleash dangerous dog law

My little Yorkie Terrier was recently killed by a blue nose pitbull. The sad and unbelievable thing is that the pitbull came into my house and killed my dog in our living room. It was late at night the day before President's Day around 10:30pm. My son was coming in the house when this pitbull dog barged into our house and came all the way into the hallway that leads to our bedrooms. My son was trying to take this dog out, when it saw my Yorkie and went right at her killing her in front of all of us. I have 2 little ones 4yrs and 9yrs who usually carried Dutchess (our dog) around the house. I get terrified when i think what could have happened if they had Ducthess on their arms when she was attacked by this pitbull.