It is unknown at this time if the resident's request is before the city council. Those in the Teaneck area need to keep an eye on this and attend future city council meetings.
Teaneck woman asks for muzzling law after pit bull attack on her dog
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012
TEANECK — A township woman is asking for the town to require the muzzling of certain dog breeds after a pit bull attack forced her to have her Bichon Frise put down, NorthJersey.com reports.
Police say the pit bull attacked Cori Adams' dog, Melo, after getting loose from its leash while being walked Thursday night. Melo was taken to a veterinary hospital for lacerations to its jugular vein, but Adams told The Record she could not afford the cost of treatment, and was forced to put Melo to sleep.
Adams told The Record newspaper she hopes officials will implement muzzling requirements for pit bulls and Rottweilers to help prevent similar incidents in the future.
The pit bull's owner was cited for failing to register the dog and allowing it to roam.
Hundreds of communities across the country have implemented so called "breed-specific legislation" that ban or restrict dogs such as pit bulls. Such laws are not prevalent in New Jersey, although some restrictions are placed on owners in communities such as Englewood and Millville.
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