Dog laws wel­comed

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Ro­torua Lakes Coun­cil has wel­comed the na­tional ac­tion plan to re­duce the risk of dog at­tacks.

Ro­torua Lakes Coun­cil’s com­pli­ance so­lu­tions man­ager, Neven Hill, said they had 443 reg­is­tered dogs clas­si­fied as men­ac­ing.

‘‘Dogo Ar­gentino make up a small num­ber of these dogs, while the Amer­i­can Pit Bull ter­rier type makes up 404 of the dis­trict’s men­ac­ing dogs.’’

Those dogs had been re­spon­si­ble for 18 at­tacks on peo­ple and an­i­mals in 2016 alone.

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