Jul 14, 2009 Villa Grove neighborhood nervous over two pit bulls

VILLA GROVE – A group of frightened neighbors took their concerns about two allegedly dangerous pit bulls roaming their Villa Grove neighborhood to the city council Monday night. About a dozen people that live near the dog owner's home on North Oak Street told story after story of run-ins with the loose dogs.

"We can't go out in our own yards and feel safe," said Julie Markel who lives next door. She said her sheltie dog was attacked in her yard by one of the pit bulls. Her dog was treated for multiple bite wounds as a result. Her son has also been threatened by the dogs and has required therapy to get over his fear.

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