Pardon handed down in Bridgeport to group of condemned dogs

Animal lovers throughout southwestern Connecticut can breath a sigh of relief Thursday. The state has assured Bridgeport officials that the dogs and cats at the city's overcrowded animal shelter will not be put to sleep.The shelter is almost at twice its capacity but as long as the city continues to make strides to maximize adoptions, the state says it will not intervene and put the dogs down.Meanwhile, the city has earmarked $1.2 million to build a larger shelter. But in the meantime, city officials hope residents will continue to open their hearts and their homes. Click here for more information on animals up for adoption.

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