A May 21 ruling ended the nearly two-year battle over the county's no-adopt policy on pit bulls.
In a 13-page opinion, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill sided with the county. He said the county's current policy on pit bulls, put in place by the Board of Supervisors, does not break state or local laws. The ruling came after a two-day trial May 5 and 6.
Charges that the county shelter was euthanizing pit bulls because of a breed bias surfaced in 2007....
Although county residents are allowed to own pit bulls, McCahill said, “A citizen's right to own a pit bull is entirely different than a citizen's right to adopt.”
Source: Pit bull case ruling in county's favor By Holly Hobbs, Loudoun Times-Mirror