About a dozen area residents gathered outside the Loudoun County Courthouse this morning to show their support for pit bull adoptions in the county. Today marked the start of the trial in the challenge of the county government's shelter adoption policy.
Sterling resident Ron Litz and Animal Rescue of Tidewater filed the complaint against he Loudoun County Department of Animal Care and Control. At issue is the shelter's policy of disallowing the adoption of pit bull or pit bull mix breed dogs, a policy which Litz and ART representatives contend amounts to a death sentence for the dogs. They are seeking an immediate and permanent court injunction to force the shelter to stop euthanizing the dogs, which they allege are being destroyed solely because of their breed, an action that violates Virginia law....
Source: Pit Bull Adoption Policy Trial Begins With Protest - leesburg2day.com