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updated: 4/14/2014 10:01 AM

Humane Society offers discount on pit bulls

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MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Humane Society is offering discounts to those who want to adopt pit bulls or pit bull mixes.

WISN-TV reports the Humane Society has an influx of pit bulls. The dogs are typically harder to place because of restrictions by landlords or insurance requirements.

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To make it easier to find homes for these animals, the Humane Society campuses in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine are now charging $79 to adopt an adult pit bull and $179 to a adopt pit bull puppy. That's a more-than $100 discount for the puppies.

The Human Society is getting more pit bulls partly because the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission needed space for animals recently seized in a dog-fighting ring. WISN says the seized dogs are not being offered for adoption.

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