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Required spay and neutering helping take bite out of pit bull overpopulation

A new animal ordinance, approved by the Beaufort County Council in October 2015 and municipal governing bodies in subsequent months, requires that all pit bulls and pit mixes be altered in an effort to reduce overpopulation that is burdening shelters. Between October 2014 and when the ordinance was passed, 285 pit bulls were spayed and neutered by the county shelter and the Hilton Head Humane Association free of charge. That number jumped to 691 in the roughly 14 months since the new regulations took effect.

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Beaufort County Library gets grant to expand wireless internet loan program

A pilot program administered by Beaufort County’s public schools and libraries that brings internet access to families in rural, northern Beaufort County has been awarded a $23,194 grant. Parents or guardians who have students in grades 6 through 12 who have no internet access at home may apply through the Beaufort County Library branches in Beaufort and Lobeco and on St. Helena Island.

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Beaufort County's Trice: Adopt pit bulls; do not buy online

The director of Beaufort County Animal Services, Tallulah Trice, on Dec. 6, 2016, urged anyone interested in getting a pit bull, or pit bull mix, not to buy online, but to adopt at a shelter instead. Trice told us buying online only increases the population - taking away from the the county's mandatory spay/neuter ordinance, which has been successful since going into effect in Oct. 2015. The population of pit bulls in Beaufort County is about 3,000 less than it wouldn't been without the ordinance, Trice said.

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Beaufort County's Trice: Adopt pit bulls; do not buy online

The director of Beaufort County Animal Services, Tallulah Trice, on Dec. 6, 2016, urged anyone interested in getting a pit bull, or pit bull mix, not to buy online, but to adopt at a shelter instead. Trice told us buying online only increases the population - taking away from the the county's mandatory spay/neuter ordinance, which has been successful since going into effect in Oct. 2015. The population of pit bulls in Beaufort County is about 3,000 less than it wouldn't been without the ordinance, Trice said.
Josh Mitelman The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
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