Bronx residents want tougher leash laws for dogs

Family and Friends of a Bronx boy attacked by a dog gathered Saturday afternoon to demand tougher leash laws.

Three-year-old Elijah Torres was attacked by an unleashed rottweiler while walking to school more than a week ago. His mom, elected officials and friends marched through The Bronx Saturday demanding stricter leash laws for dogs.

And to make sure it doesn't happen again, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. and his father, state Senator Ruben Diaz plan to introduce new legislation that would require muzzles on dangerous breeds.

The dog that attacked the Bronx boy has been put to sleep. The dog's owner received a ticket for not keeping him on a leash. Elijah Torres is still recovering from the attack.

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