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CA, Pasadena - Pit bull MSN proposed.


The Pasadena City Council has ordered an ordinance drafted for mandatory
spaying or neutering of pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The local city is
the latest to proceed against breeding of the pit bulls, associated with
injuries and deaths.

The city has been studying the issue since four pit bulls escaped from
an unsecured yard and attacked several people. Police shot two of the
dogs. Under state law, cities cannot ban a specific breed, but can
mandate sterilization.

According to the Pasadena Humane Society, pit bulls fill a large amount
of space at the shelter, because they are seldom adopted. Most of the
dogs are euthanized or given to pit bull rescue groups.

The new law would require spaying or neutering unless the animal is less
than eight weeks old, has lived in the city less than a month, or has a
physical reason prohibiting sterilization. Dogs are also exempted if
registered as a show dog or if the owner has applied for a permit as a
breeder. Pit bulls being bred will be allowed one litter a year.

The city will also explore sources of funding to help PHS offer spay and
neuter services for the dogs.

  Christina Ghimenti
PawPrint Boxers
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