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NEW DETAILS: Hopkinton Council considers Rottweiler ban after deadly attack

HOPKINTON (KWWL) -- We now know the name of a three year old girl killed after she was mauled by dogs this weekend. And some government leaders say they may make changes in their city as a result of the attack.

Authorities say Saturday, two rottweilers mauled three-year-old Vanessa Husmann in her backyard in the 200 block of Third Street SE in Hopkinton.

Authorities say the child was in the care of her 18-year-old stepbrother at the time.

Friends and family members worked Sunday to remove the fence that reminds the family of the tragedy.

The Hopkinton City Council is re-examining its animal control laws. Right now, the laws ban pit bulls and "vicious animals". Some council members hope to include rottweilers.

Leaders of the Dubuque Humane Society say not every Rottweiler is vicious. 

"There's a potential for this to happen with every breed, as well as, it's very important to supervise dogs with kids as well as socialize and train them," says Pete Murphy with the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says the medical examiner is investigating the nature of the attack. The dogs were euthanized reportedly at the owners' request.

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