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16 seized pit bulls to be euthanized

By jim Published: June 17, 2009

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Animal control officials in Floyd County will euthanize 16 out of 26 pit bulls that were seized from an alleged fighting operation.

Only seven of the dogs recovered last week living in unsanitary conditions in Lindale have been adopted — an adult and six of her puppies.

Floyd Animal Control director Jason Broome said two dogs already have been put down because of their aggressiveness and another was euthanized because of serious infections from fight wounds.

Broome said the rest will die on Wednesday.

The dogs cannot be adopted in Floyd County according to a county ordinance, which defines pit bull terriers as vicious animals.

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