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Pit bulls attack horses in Severn

Two pit bulls have been taken into custody after attacking a pair of horses on a Severn farm, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

The horses were outside in the 900 block of Wieker Road at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday when the dogs, which live nearby and were running loose, clamped onto their noses, said Lt. Jeffrey Silverman, a county police spokesman. The horses suffered minor facial injuries.

A son of the horses' owner recorded the mauling on his cell phone and handed it over to Animal Control, Silverman said. The dogs are being held at the Millersville headquarters of Animal Control pending results of its investigation.

No charges have been filed.


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Dog costume to help police teach safety

The National Crime Prevention Council is donating a McGruff the Crime Dog costume to the Baltimore Police Department to be used by officers to teach children safety tips.

"McGruff the Crime Dog is a proactive way to reach children that intertwines well with the duties of police officers," Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said in a statement.

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