Hamlet faces problem with loose pit bull pack
A significant portion of Hamlet’s residents believe the village is going to the dogs, and they want the Village Board to do something about it.
“The problem is that we have several knuckleheads that own dangerous dogs, which are your pit bills or pit bull crosses,” resident Josh Taylor said. “They’re irresponsible, in that they let them run wild or they don’t do a good job of keeping them penned.
“There’s a threat to the community, livestock and people as well.”
Taylor was among about a dozen people who live in the town — which the last census said had a population of 54 — to ask the board to do something about the problem during a regular meeting Sept. 8.
Taylor said the dogs recently killed seven goats from one herd, a chicken, a cat and a chihuahua in town. In one instance, he confronted two of the dogs at his front door, scaring them off by shooting his rifle in the air.
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