A pit bull that attacked and injured a teenage boy early last week at a home on Naperville’s far southwest side has been designated a “dangerous dog” by police, but will be allowed to continue living with its owners.
Police Sgt. Gregg Bell on Thursday confirmed the owners of the 3-year-old male pit bull have received a municipal “nuisance” citation in connection with the attack, “as well as the animal being declared a ‘dangerous dog’” by city animal control officers.
“With the designator of ‘dangerous dog,’ the owner has to take several precautions,” Bell said in an email. Conditions of continued ownership include “having the dog muzzled whenever the dog is off their property,” Bell said.
By Bill Bird
Naperville Sun Accessed: 2012-07-11. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/695Nm5AFz)
Jun 27, 2012 Naperville cops probe pit bull attack on boy
After the fourth of July celebrations, animal rescues, shelters and animal controls reported picking up dozens of frightened strays that had been frightened by the fire works, bolted and become lost. That is what normal dogs do. This pit bull, startled by loud bangs coped with its anxiety by attacking people and a dog. Pit bulls are different.
Roscoe - A Roscoe police officer thought a pit bull was about to attack him and possibly nearby Fourth of July revelers Wednesday when he shot and killed the animal, Chief Jamie Evans said.
The officer was responding about 10 p.m. to a report of a woman being attacked by a pit bull in the open backyard of a residence near Talentina Trail and Lemon Grass Lane.
There were reports of as many as two dozen people celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks in the immediate area.
Evans said the officer discovered a woman struggling with the animal. The owner was walking her dogs on leashes when fireworks may have spooked the animal.
By Jeff Kolkey
RR Star Accessed: 2012-07-12. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/696ccBXlf)