Complaints of unmuzzled restricted dog breeds on the increase

In light of a vicious dog attack in Wexford earlier this week, local concern has been raised about what the local authorities are doing to fulfil their responsibilities with regards to owners of restricted breeds.

On Sunday, nine-year-old Alejandro Mizsan was attacked and subsequently hospitalised after being attacked by a pit-bull cross breed.

Even before this recent attack, local dog warden Nuala McNamara had spoken to The Avondhu, saying that reports of restricted dogs without a muzzle and/or an appropriate lead were on the rise locally.

“You can’t walk down town now without seeing several of these dogs without muzzles. You have to have these dogs muzzled in public. People think that they’re the family pet and that they won’t do any harm, but they can do serious damage …” Nuala said.

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