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One Yorkshire terrier killed, another one injured in weekend dog attacks

A family's Yorkshire terrier was killed over the weekend after being attacked by a pit bull, while another Yorkshire terrier has suffered serious injuries after an attack by two American bulldogs.

Animal Wardens have confirmed the attacks, saying they “dealt with two complaints over the past weekend.”

Information is limited as “both incidents are under investigation”. However, a spokesperson yesterday confirmed the attacks took place in St George's and Pembroke

The injured Yorkshire terrier is said to be “still under veterinary care.”

The attacks came just over a month after Prisons Commissioner Eddie Lamb's pit bull escaped from its kennel and killed a neighbour's Yorkshire terrier in St David's.

The push to have pit bulls taken off the banned breed list stalled after a shuffle in Cabinet saw responsibility for Ministry of the Environment move to then Works Minister, Trevor Moniz.

An independent commission begun by former Environment Minister Sylvan Richards has recommended the breed be taken off the banned list but Mr Moniz is yet to indicate whether he will be taking the commission's recommendations onboard.

Earlier this week, Mr Moniz said he didn't propose to make any changes to the current policy on prohibited dogs in the “short-term future” but noted: “It's difficult, with the numbers that are there at the moment, to have a system which is enforceable, so it requires very careful thought.

“There are a number of ideas being brought forward. We hope to look at them in the fullness of time — perhaps the next six months or so.”

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Published March 07, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated March 06, 2014 at 10:05 pm)

One Yorkshire terrier killed, another one injured in weekend dog attacks

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