A state change in how pit bulls are classified led the Capital Area Humane Society to change its policy regarding adoptions, 10TV’s Kurt Ludlow reported on Thursday.
For the first time on Thursday, pit bulls were placed on the adoption floor with other dogs looking for permanent homes.
Since pit bulls are no longer classified as vicious dogs by state law, the Capital Area Humane Society, located at 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court in Hilliard, decided it was the right time to make the change.
Previously, those hoping to adopt pit bulls had to make an appointment to visit a pitbull away from the public.
“We wanted to reduce barriers to adoption for these dogs,” said Rachel Finney of the humane society. “They’re tremendous dogs. We lonely make those that are really wonderful in behavior and temperament and in health available for adoption. So this is an opportunity for more people to see these amazing dogs.”
Dogs like Chance, Fraggle and Brownie were on the floor of the humane society Thursday looking for a new home, Ludlow reported.
“We want to make sure that all of our pit bulls are presented in homes that are really responsible, that are going to take the extra effort to bring out the best in those dogs,” Finney said. “They have tremendous capacity, they’re really, really wonderful companions, but they need the best environment, just as any other breed does.”
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