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$55K grant to McKamey used for "Bully Blockade"

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)—Chattanooga's animal shelter is teaming up with a pet store chain and local veterinarians to help dogs deemed "Bully Breeds".

The McKamey Animal Center, Wally's Friends and participating veterinarians are hoping to reduce the number of Pit Bulls or Pit mixes entering the city's animal shelter.

McKamey reports 40% of the dogs brought in somehow fall in the Pit family and are difficult to place in homes because of stereotypes and misconceptions, or age and abuse.

Thanks to a $55,000 grant from Petsmart Charities, McKamey's goal is to stop the breed's growing population by offering a limited number of coupons for free spay or neutering.

McKamey says Pits are often called "Bully Breeds" due to their appearance and ancestry, not temperament.

You can find a list of participants at McKamey's website.

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