Second chance ensures animals go to loving families

August 13, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Certain breeds, like Ned the pit bull, are looked over carefully to ensure the adopting family will treat the dog fairly. Other animals, such as black cats, are rarely given out during times like Halloween in fear that people won't take good care of them.

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