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City of Pecos, Police Chief Reviewing Animal Control Ordinance

PECOS, TX (KWES) -

After last week's deadly vicious dog attack, the City of Pecos and the police chief are reviewing the local animal control ordinance.

83-year-old Norberto Legardo was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls last Thursday.

The owner of the pit bulls, Oscar Rodriguez, hasn't been charged with any crime at this time.

But he gave officials consent to euthanize his dogs.

The City of Pecos does fall under the penal code that requires vicious dog owners to obtain $100,000 in liability insurance.

The declaration is done by a judge for an unprovoked attack.

In most cases, the affected animals end up being euthanized in lieu of obtaining the required insurance.

Officials haven't said whether or not changes will be made to the animal control ordinance but they are reviewing it.

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