Officials say new animal ordinance making a big difference

South Bend, Ind. A new animal ordinance in South Bend has been in place for about three weeks.

Among the changes, it replaced breed-specific language - pit bulls or pit bull type dogs are no longer singled out as 'dangerous'. Instead dogs are evaluated on their behavior.

Thursday on 16 Morning News, Kate Chappell sat down with Matt Harmon from South Bend Animal Care and Control and Rio, a pit bull mix looking for a forever home.

“It has made a difference. We are seeing an increase in the pit bull type dogs being licensed with us in the city because people are more comfortable with us,” Harmon said.

There is a special going on at SBACC right now – the adoption fee, which is usually $85, is now $60.

To learn more about the new law, the shelter or to inquire about Rio you can check out this link.

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