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High Kill Rate Triggers Change At Derby Dog Pound

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Mar 17, 2011 12:01 pm | Comments (8)

Photo: Jodie MozdzerFor the past three and a half years, one out of every two dogs taken to the Derby pound was killed.

The death rate is far and away the highest in the lower Naugatuck Valley, according to records reviewed by the Valley Independent Sentinel.

In some cases, the dogs were perfectly healthy. Several were young. Others were desirable, easy-to-adopt breeds such as Labradors and terriers.

The practice was a cost-saving measure, according to Derby Police Department administrators.

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