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The department kills 76% of the cats and dogs they bring in. Many of those are pit bulls, which Metro government regulations say can't be adopted out.
Euthanasia rates have dropped from 10,000 in 2008 to just 8000 last year, but petitioners say that number could be even lower if rescues were allowed to take the animals once their time at the pound runs out.
"It costs somewhere between $30-$60 to kill an animal," says Karen Josephson. "If there's someone out there that wants to adopt that animal, what sense does that make?"
The Metro Health Department, which oversees Animal Control, says they're exploring options through which rescues would be allowed to partner with Metro Animal Care and Control.
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Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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