Dog OK After Precious the Pit Bull Attacks on Gardner Street
The owner of the attacked dog said an unleashed pit bull came from a Gardner Street home to fight.
While local politicians, including Roslindale's City Councilor Rob Consalvo are upset about a state law trumping a Boston-based pit bull law - a pit bull attacked another dog on Gardner Street in West Roxbury on Thursday.
Around 7:43 p.m., Boston Police were called to 118 Gardner St., after a woman walking her dog said a pit bull came running out from behind the address and attacked her dog.
The woman told police that after separating the dogs, the pit bull named Precious, a 6-year-old, ran back home. The woman's dog, Tyson, 14, was not injured in the attack, she told police, according to a police report.
Officers made sure the pit bull was secured by its owners and identified all parties involved.
Boston Animal Control was appraised of the incident.
Before the recent enacting of an animal welfare law, Boston had a law that required all pit bulls or mixed-pit bulls to be muzzled in public, have higher registration fees, and their residences must be marked with dog warning signs. The animal welfare law bans any breed specific legislation throughout the Commonwealth. Consalvo was the creator of the Boston-based pit bull legislation.