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Dept. Throws Out Breed Restriction Against Adult Pit Bulls

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - New details tonight in a continuing struggle to reduce the kill rate at Metro Animal Control. The department has thrown out the breed restriction against adult pit bulls. Before now, every pit bull that came in and wasn't claimed by the owner was put down. Now the staff can determine which dogs it can release based on temperament instead of breed. The dog you see here is Hope. She's getting her picture taken for the adoption website. Metro started adopting out pit bull puppies in June.

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