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Couple pushing for strict penalties for dog-on-dog attacks

by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM

GLENDALE -- After losing their beloved dog to an attack by a pit bull last year Sally and Richard Andrade are pushing for a law that would require strict penalties for dog-on-dog attacks.

Right now, dogs and cats in Arizona are considered property, which means there's no repercussions for dog-on-dog attacks except for a leash-law violation for the dog's owner or perhaps a civil trial. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control can't really get involved unless a person is threatened.

Tyler Baldwin explains.

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