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Bill to honor bulldogs could hurt effort to help shelter dogs

A new bill in Georgia could derail a piece of legislation meant to increase pet adoptions. A new bill in Georgia could derail a piece of legislation meant to increase pet adoptions.
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to designate the adoptable dog as Georgia's official state dog. The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to designate the adoptable dog as Georgia's official state dog.
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

A new bill introduced by a south Georgia state Senator could derail legislation designed to increase pet adoptions.

Last week, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill to designate "the adoptable dog" as Georgia's official state dog.

Now, Valdosta Senator Ellis Black has introduced a competing bill to name the English bulldog the official state dog.

Black is a graduate of the University of Georgia, which of course, is represented by the English bulldog as its mascot.

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