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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Seizing your dogs

MEDFIELD

Could they really be serious? Officials in Medfield are talking real tough about unlicensed dogs.

They say that dog owners could have their beloved pets taken away if they are not licensed by next month.

The impounded dogs could be put up for adoption and, if there are no takers, they could be euthanized.

``It's not fair to the dogs, but someone has to be responsible for it," Selectman Paul Rhuda said in today's Globe West. ``We can't have them running wild."

It's not the first time Medfield officials have played the heavy on unlicensed dogs. Last year, they threatened to take owners of the dogs to court. But they haven't pursued that tack aggressively.

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