Nov 16, 2010 Pit Bull Population Explosion in Kendall County

“I don’t understand the fascination with that breed”  
                                            Anne Vickery, Kendall County Board Chairman and chairman of the Animal Control Committee

Yorkville — Kendall County Animal Control has an overcrowding problem that could mean an unpopular operational change.
That could mean a change in the shelter’s current “low-kill” operation.
Vickery said (a part of the) problem is that many animals at the shelter are “unadoptable” because they are mean or cannot be around other animals.
She singled out the breed of American pit bull terrier, or dogs with that in a mix, as a major culprit.
She said 60 to 70 percent of the dogs in the facility are some kind of pit bull, and they keep coming in.

By Steve Lord