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Madison committee looks to cut pit bull population

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's Capital City might try to reduce its population of pit bulls.

City committees in Madison will soon be asked to consider making all pit bulls five months and older to be spayed or neutered. Show dogs and service dogs would be exempt, and the ordinance would only be enforced when somebody complains about a pit bull.

Madison Alderman John Strasser tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the city's animal service officers are being stressed by an overpopulation of pit bulls -- and the Dane County Humane County is also feeling the pressure.

Over half of all dogs euthanized from 2010 through '12 at the Humane Society were pit bulls.  

If approved, the ordinance could take effect as early as next month.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)