Some Stuff You Need to Know About Pit Bulls

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In April, a tug-of-war over the fate of a pit bull in Montgomery County came to a happy end: noted dog trainer Cesar Milan agreed to take the dog, Gus, on the condition Gus never again step paw in Texas.

Gus had seriously injured a rescue group volunteer named Amber Rickles, who'd been watching him. County officials planned to euthanize the dog, but the rescue group, Maggie's House, along with an animal welfare legal assistance group called the Lexus Project, petitioned for a reprieve.

The news came on the heels of another pitbull-related story that made headlines around the world: in League City, a courageous mother bit off the ear of a pit bull that attacked her two-year-old daughter.

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