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Councilwoman wants tougher rules for dog owners

Posted at 5:58 AM, Dec 07, 2015

 A Detroit City Council woman is pledging to do everything possible to prevent future pit bull attacks.

This comes on the heels of that vicious mauling that took the live of 4-year-old Xavier Strickland.

City councilwoman Mary Sheffield says the tragic death should serve as a wake-up call for our entire community.

When city council meets later this month, Sheffield wants to see a tougher ordinance to crack down on irresponsible dog ownership. 

In addition, Sheffield says she'll support tougher jail sentences for those who abuse animals and break dog fighting laws.