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New Bill Would Require People Accused Of Dogfighting To Pay For Animals' Care

Posted August 1, 2005 6:54 a.m. EDT

— Lawmakers are considering a


to help animal shelters cut the cost of caring for fighting dogs confiscated as evidence.

The bill would require people charged with dogfighting to pay for their animals' care, even before their trials.

Right now, many animal shelters have to pay for the dogs. Shelters also run out of room and have to euthanize adoptable animals.