May 31, 2013 Peoria American Bulldog mauls 9 year old boy

Peoria - An American bulldog mauled a 9 year old boy in a neighbor's yard.  The boy was hospitalized.

Councilwoman Beth Akeson wants to craft legislation to prevent such attacks.

“It’s one of those issues where a dog isn’t declared dangerous until someone is hurt,” she said. “I’d like to see an ordinance written so people have a very clear understanding for how people must care for their dogs and restrain their dogs.”

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