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Pit bull owner sues Pawtucket over dog ban

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A pit bull owner and an animal advocacy group are suing Pawtucket over its ban of pit bulls. The lawsuit filed by pit bull owner Albert Alix of Pawtucket and Defenders of Animals asks a Superior Court judge to determine the validity of the city’s ordinance that forbids ownership of pit bulls. The Providence Journal reported that the lawsuit contends that the ordinance is invalid because it is inconsistent with recent state law forbidding communities from breed-specific bans on dogs and cats. Tony Pires, Pawtucket’s director of administration and public safety director, said the ordinance has been in effect since 2004 and is exempt from the more recent state law.

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