Another Massachusetts community is cracking down on pit bulls.
The Worcester City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that imposes tighter restrictions on pit bull owners. A final decision will be made next month.
The law requires pit bulls to be leashed and muzzled when not on their owner’s property.
It also requires pit bull owners to place a warning sign on their property and notify authorities if their dog injures or threatens a person or animal.
Councilor William Eddy tells The Telegram & Gazette that while 2 percent of the dogs licensed in the city are pit bulls, 25 percent of all reported dog bites were caused by the breed.
Lynn last week passed an ordinance requiring pit bulls to be muzzled in public.