Avon Lake, OH: Proposed dog ordinance tabled for summer break

On June 4, Avon Lake held a first reading of a proposed dog ordinance that would have prohibited “pit bull” owners from receiving due process.

Remember, Ohio state law automatically defines “pit bulls” as “vicious” dogs.

Previous alerts: http://stopbsl.com/?s=avon+lake

City of Avon Lake contact info:
150 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
contactus@avonlake.org
Phone: 440-933-6141
Fax: 440-930-4107

Next city council meeting: Aug 16.

http://blog.cleveland.com/thesun/2009/06/proposed_dog_ordinance_tabled.html

Proposed dog ordinance tabled for City Council’s summer break

Posted by ameaney June 25, 2009 14:21PM

The loose ends were about tied up on the proposed vicious dog ordinance at the beginning of the month (See the June 4 article), but within three days of its first reading at City Council, about 350 dog owners and influential residents signed petitions prompting council to revisit the issue.

Moved by testimony against breed specific legislation, council considered revising the ordinance once again, but instead decided to table the issue. […]

“My opinion has been that for the city to delete the pit bull from the vicious definition would be a conflict of state law,” [Law Director Bill] Kerner said. ” I have opined that the city should not do that.” […]

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