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Savage wants more dogs euthanized
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Animal Control director Kim Pettrey found herself on the hot seat again as Commissioner Tommy Savage unleashed a barrage of questions during a Health and Welfare Committee meeting.Savage had visited Animal Control the day before and, while he was complimentary on the cleanliness of the facility and the condition of the animals, he had several issues to address.Expressing concern over the high number of pit bulls or pit mixes in the shelter, Savage said, “You wonder why they were abandoned. I’m afraid a lot of times the ones you get have been troubled dogs and probably somebody dropped them.”Animal Control has a policy of euthanizing dangerous dogs that are not safe to adopt, but the animal must show aggression before being put down. Said Pettrey, “I’m not just going to put a dog to death because it’s a pit bull.