Trial date set for pit bull case
The lawsuit against Loudoun County's pit bull adoption policy will go to trial in May. During a hearing just before Christmas, legal representatives from the county and Animal Rescue of Tidewater met to set the date for May 5-7.
The three-day trial will likely decide whether the county's animal shelter can maintain its policy of not allowing pit bulls and pit bull mixes to be adopted.
A complaint against the county's policy was filed in September 2007 by Loudoun resident Ronald Litz, who called the county shelter in Waterford to adopt a pit bull. He said that because pit bulls could not be adopted, they were euthanized. His complaint resulted in a temporary injunction, which called on the county to transfer pit bulls to rescue centers and shelters that allow their adoption.