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Lowell tables dangerous-dog ordinance
By Jennifer Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: 06/10/2009 06:41:27 AM EDT
LOWELL — City councilors voted unanimously last night to table discussion for two weeks on a dangerous-dog ordinance specifically targeting pit bulls.
That gives City Manager Bernie Lynch time to convene a meeting of the Animal Advisory Committee to discuss possible changes to the proposed legislation.[…]
Lowell resident Mark Lynch added that breed-specific ordinances are difficult because it is nearly impossible to tell which dogs are pit bulls without a DNA test. He cited the recently rescued “Pup Dog” in Tewksbury, which was thought to be a pit bull until DNA tests confirmed that he is a mix of pointer, mastiff, Welsh springier spaniel and Yorkshire terrier.
“You just laid off 48 employees,” he said to councilors. “How do you propose you are going to pay for a DNA test?”[…]