I guess they aren’t worried about lawsuits from people who are bitten by other types of dogs that were transferred to rescue groups.
City Council keeps Springfield rule on killing pit bulls
SPRINGFIELD — The city council turned down a proposal to change what happens to pit bull terriers and pit bull mixes after they wind up in the city dog pound. The council voted 6-3 against a proposal by Councilwoman Mary Collette to let some animal rescue groups take the dogs and find new homes for them.
[…] The majority of the council agreed with City Attorney Dan Wichmer that the risk of a huge lawsuit payout is too great.[…]
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