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Posted on: May 8, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Board of Supervisors Approves New Pet Adoption Policy to Include Pit Bull Terriers

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a change in the county’s animal adoption policy to allow the adoption of Pit Bull Terriers. For the first time in nearly 50 years, Pit Bulls can now be adopted directly from Loudoun County Animal Services. The policy change is effective immediately.

Shelter Administrator Amy Martin states, “We are ecstatic about this change,” said Shelter Administrator Amy Martin. “LCAS has transferred about 82 wonderful Pit Bulls in the past several years to our tremendously supportive rescue partners. I am thrilled that we will now be able to find these dogs homes directly from our shelter. LCAS is dedicated to making the best matches possible for adopters. We are happy that our community will now have the opportunity to adopt a Pit Bull from their local shelter.”

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) operates the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, which provides for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The Animal Shelter also offers pets for adoption. The Animal Control Division enforces local and state animal laws and investigates reports of animal cruelty and vicious or destructive animals. LCAS also maintains a lost and found animal file, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact Shelter Administrator Amy Martin at LCAS at 703-777-0406 or [email protected] . Visit the shelter online at or .

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Media Contact: Robin Geiger, Public Affairs and Communications Officer, 703-777-0113, [email protected]