PEPPERELL -- Selectmen heard from residents of Tucker Avenue Monday night regarding a vicious-dog complaint.
An American bulldog belonging to Nancy and Chuck Jestings had attacked a neighbor's dog on two occasions. The dog then wore a muzzle outside and was only walked in the early morning or late at night, they said.
The Jestings and the owners of the injured canine submitted accounts to the board. Nancy Jestings said that on two occasions she had to wrestle the dog to the ground after it took off after their neighbor's dog. It never attacked any people or other animals, Nancy Jestings said. It just didn't like the neighbor's dog.
Dog Officer Alicia Flagg recommended building a 6-foot-high fence to enclose the Jestings' yard.
But the issue was resolved when the Jestings said they had returned the dog to the kennel they got him from. They said they had wanted to give the dog a good life, which was something it couldn't have with the restrictions in place.
Selectmen moved to take no action on the hearing because of the dog's removal.