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Bite incidents prompt review of Bluefield dog laws

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Bluefield's dog ownership ordinances will be reviewed following two recent dog bite incidents.

City police Detective K.L. Adams tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1mR9Dgk ) that ordinances weren't followed in either case.

Authorities seized a pit bull on Saturday after it bit a 17-year-old girl. On June 30, a Labrador retriever and chow mix was seized after it bit a 7-year-old boy.

Adams says the owner in the June case had been warned that her dog was vicious after it trapped a neighbor on his porch. But she didn't take any steps to prevent future incidents.

Mayor Tom Cole says the Bluefield City Board will review the city's dog ordinances and their enforcement at its next meeting.

Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com

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