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Colonial Heritage homeowners, county officials meet to talk about dog attacks

Colonial Heritage homeowners, county officials meet to talk about dog attacks

After at least two dog attacks, complaints about roaming dogs, criminal charges and dozens of emails, James City County officials met with homeowners in Colonial Heritage Monday in a closed-door meeting to assuage residents’ concerns over roaming pit bulls.

The meeting came after homeowners banded together to effect legislative change to protect themselves after at least two dog attacks occurred in the gated community, according to resident Gloria Nelson.

A Virginia Gazette reporter was invited to the meeting by residents but was turned away at the door.

Colonial Heritage residents have routinely contacted county officials to ask questions about dog laws, report...

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