• Pack of dogs that mauled, killed Massachusetts teen to be euthanized

    By: Boston25News.com

    DIGHTON, Mass. -

    Two weeks after a Massachusetts teen was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, Dighton's Board of Selectmen has decided what to do with those animals.

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    On May 9, 14-year-old Ryan Hazel was helping take care of the dogs when he was attacked, officials said. Hazel later died from his injuries.

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    Dighton Animal Control said none of those dogs were licensed and have been quarantined since the attack. The board discussed the animals' fate at a town meeting on Wednesday night after a tearful tribute to Hazel. 

    With support from the Dighton Police, Animal Control and the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, the board voted to put the dogs down without hesitation. 

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    "It was a tough decision however it was the right decision. I won’t be losing sleep over the decision. I don’t think any member will be," said Board of Selectmen Chairman Kenneth Pacheco. 

    "Dighton is known as a small town with a big heart, and Dighton’s big heart continues to grieve for Ryan Hazel and his family," said Nancy Goulart of the Board of Selectmen. 

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