Jul 04, 1990 Westmont Considers `Vicious` Dog Law Targeting Pit Bull Terriers

Westmont - Westmont`s Village Board is considering passing a law aimed at the strict control of pit bull terriers and any other ``vicious`` dog.

Trustee Anthony Puccillo Jr. said that the proposed ordinance was prompted by a petition presented to the village by 13 residents who are concerned about a neighbor`s plans to adopt two pit bull terriers.

Last week, a mixed breed dog that was mostly pit bull attacked and killed a two-month-old Lansing girl asleep in the home of her grandmother in Dolton. Also last week, the owner of two pit bulls in Algonquin destroyed them shortly before a court order was issued declaring them vicious and ordering them to be taken into custody.

In November 1988, a Northern Illinois University graduate student was killed by two pit bull terriers when he entered the yard of a home he was visiting in Geneva Township in Kane County.

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