Taunton Pit Bulls to Be Euthanized Following Attack
TAUNTON — The six pit bulls that attacked and injured a Taunton woman last month will be put down.
The Taunton Gazette reports that Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh ruled the dogs as "dangerous" during a hearing at City Hall Tuesday morning. A "dangerous dog" as defined by Massachusetts General Law is a dog that attacks a person or domestic animal without justification causing injury or death or poses a dangerous threat to a person or domestic animal.
The owner of the dogs, Rolando Celado, has ten days to appeal the ruling.
The pit bulls, which have since been quarantined, attacked the woman on Broadway on April 24, biting her and killing a smaller dog along the way. A police officer and a Good Samaritan was able to distract the dogs and lead the woman to safety.