Springfield has a pit bull ban in place. Though the shelter is not required to do so, it is euthanizing all impounded, unreclaimed pit bulls and will not send the dogs to rescue groups for adoption outside the city.
City Hall: 417-864-1651
840 Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
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Springfield pit bull adoption rules could change
SPRINGFIELD — Right now, no one can adopt a pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier mixed breed dog from the city pound, not even rescue groups. Unless the dog is quickly claimed by its rightful owner, it is put down.
City Councilwoman Mary Collette proposes to change that. She would like the city to allow rescue groups to take the pit bulls and find them homes.
[…] The city council will take up the issue at its meeting next Monday night. City council meets at 7 at Historic City Hall.
Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://www.ky3.com/news/local/42366742.html
City Council Considers Pit Bull Rescue Protocol
Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 @05:48pm CST
[…] Council is looking at implementing a 500 thousand dollar insurance policy for agencies taking on that effort.[…]
The public is invited to comment.
Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=135451