By LESLIE COLLINS
Northeast News
October 16, 2013

Kansas City officials are hoping to control the city’s pit bull population through a $100,000 grant from PetSmart Charities.

Deletta Dean, deputy director of the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services, announced the grant award during the city’s Oct. 9 Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee meeting.

Kansas City received the maximum dollar amount possible for the one-year grant, which will be used to provide free spay and neuter services for pit bull breeds located in zip codes 64132 and 64130. Residents who take advantage of the offer will also receive a free city license and rabies vaccine for their dog. Under city code, all pit bull breeds located within city limits are required to be altered.

“It’s a big

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