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Monday, July 31, 2006

Pit bull roundup roundup

Dogs are man's best friend, but the relationship was particularly rocky on this blog last week. Check out the passion, pride and prejudice:

New York police kill pit bulls, injure selves
(57 comments)
Police remove 68 pit bulls from Wichita home (43 comments)
71-year-old woman killed by dog (244 comments)
Colorado dad: A pit bull saved my son (50 comments)

And in the news:
KCK authorities catch pit bulls
Police picked up eight pit bulls Sunday afternoon, a day after they captured 20 others. Animal-control staff received 22 tips from the pit bull hot line. Two pit bulls were voluntarily dropped off at the city’s animal control center.

Pit bull crackdown: KCK seizes 20 dogs
Animal-control officers in Kansas City, Kan., had rounded up 20 pit bulls by Saturday afternoon, the Police Department reported. The Unified Government on Friday announced a crackdown on pit bulls after Jimmie Mae McConnell, 71, died after a dog attack Thursday.By Saturday afternoon, a pit bull hot line — (913) 573-8911 — had received 44 tips.

Charges follow fatal dog attack VIDEO
Derick D. Lee, 32, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the pit bull attack that killed a 71-year-old woman in her back yard.

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