May 01, 2011 Wilmington eyes stronger animal control ordinance

WILMINGTON — City officials are slated to discuss ordinances regulating animal control, with an eye toward possible increases in fines.

Urging quick action, resident Valerie Fox spoke at Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying the dog she gave her friend as a companion dog has been repeatedly attacked by another dog.
“Our dog is a joy — but, he’s terrorized.” During the first attack, her friend received puncture wounds while trying to protect their dog, she said.

“I just want to see this dog removed,” Fox said. She described the dog as a big pit bull terrier/shepherd mix.
“We are working on strengthening the ordinance.”

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