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Beaufort County ordinance would require pit bulls be fixed

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A proposed animal control ordinance in Beaufort County would require the owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes to have their animals spayed or neutered.

The Beaufort Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1AIjC1k ) the proposal is not a reaction to recent pit bull attacks in the county. Instead, Beaufort County Animal Services director Tallulah Trice says the local shelter is overcrowded and 90 percent of the animals euthanized at the shelter are pit bulls.

Trice told a county council committee Monday that the county is not going after the breed. She says it's just that people don't adopt pit bulls and they can't be moved because other shelters won't take them.

In the past three months there have been three attacks by pit bulls on other dogs in the county.

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