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Boston mayor wants pit bulls muzzled

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says he wants to resurrect a city law requiring pit bulls to be muzzled in public, despite a new state ban on such laws that takes effect next month.

The Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/Og70Fa ) reports that Menino’s comments this weekend were in response to pit bull attacks in East Boston on Friday.

City officials say two pit bulls escaped from a Sumner Street home, attacked a boy and killed a cat before police shot one of the dogs and captured the other. The dog that was shot survived, and both pit bulls are being held until a city hearing on their fate.

A new state law that takes effect Nov. 1 bans breed-specific ordinances.

Menino says he’s going to push for legislation that deals with pit bulls.

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