The Toledo Area Humane Society board of directors Wednesday afternoon voted to change its long standing policy of not adopting "pit bull" and "pit bull"-type dogs to the public.
Effective immediately, the humane society said it will put the procedures in place and begin moving toward "pit bull" adoptions.
Acknowledging that the state of Ohio considers "pit bulls" to be "inherently vicious" and there is a lot of strong public opinion about the animals, the humane society said there will be several conditions on their adoptions above and beyond regular adoption procedures.
Besides requiring that all family members (including other family dogs) meet the "pit bull" prior to adoption, mandatory attendance in dog training classes and proof of liability, the following conditions must be met:
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