Hundreds of Seized Pit Bulls Ordered Euthanized

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A Liberty County court has ordered euthanasia for more than 200 pit bull terriers that were seized from a suspected breeding operation.

Liberty County Justice of the Peace Phil Fitzgerald issued the order yesterday. A veterinarian testified that pit bulls trained for fighting usually cannot be rehabilitated as pets.

Authorities seized 285 pit bulls from a home in Liberty County on August 2nd when they were investigating a fatal home invasion.

Of the 285 dogs, Fitzgerald ordered those under the age of six months to be sold at auction. The veterinarian says those 60 dogs could be reformed.

A Houston Humane Society spokeswoman says the 285 dogs were the
most ever taken into custody by the group. If carried out, the euthanasia of more than 200 dogs would also set a record.