Charlotte, NC: Pit Bulls Taken To Charlotte Shelter Costing Taxpayers

Breed-specific no-adopt policy in the Charlotte shelter results in a lot of innocent dead dogs at a high expense to taxpayers.

Animal Care and Control would like to hear opinions from the public about their breed-specific no-adopt policy:
8315 Byrum Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Out of County- 704-336-7600

City Council would need to vote to change the shelter’s policy. Contact them through this handy online form:

Charlotte itself does not have breed-specific legislation.

9 Investigates: Pit Bulls Taken To Charlotte Shelter Costing Taxpayers

Posted: 3:50 pm EST November 13, 2009
Updated: 6:34 pm EST November 13, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 2,500 pit bulls come through pit bull row at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control each year.

[… Shelter spokeswoman Melissa Knicely] said that poses a special challenge at Charlotte’s facility because pit bulls can’t be adopted out.[…]

To change the policy about not adopting out pit bulls, the department would need city council approval and extra staff. But before it even got that far, they’d want to hear from the public because they realize some people might be very opposed.

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