MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Medford residents are divided over a proposal to ban pit bulls or require that the dogs be sterilized.

Police say they've recorded 89 dog attacks over three years, just over half of them by pit bulls.

Supporters tell the Mail-Tribune that pit bulls are dangerous. One woman said her Anatolian shepherd was attacked at a park in September, prompting $4,000 in veterinary bills and requiring the dog to be confined to a crate for two months.

Critics of a ban say any dog can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong owner and pit bulls shouldn't be singled out.

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