Silver Lake Village currently prohibits “dangerous” dogs, which include “pit bulls.” Apparently, they have realized that the breed-specific portions aren’t a good answer to their dog problems. Revisions may resemble Cuyahoga Falls, which does not use breed-specific language in its ordinance. However, both cities are in Ohio, which automatically classifies all “pit bulls” in the state as “vicious” dogs. Therefore, any requirements for “vicious” dogs will also include “pit bulls” regardless of whether they are specifically mentioned in Silver Lake’s revised ordinance.
City council will hold a second reading of the proposed ordinance during their meeting today, Feb. 1.
Silver Lake Village’s dog law may get more teeth
January 31, 2010
by Ellin Walsh, Reporter
Silver Lake –[…] Police Chief Gary DeMoss says the village’s current ordinance addresses dangerous animals and livestock “but is very limited and breed specific when it describes dogs and lacks a lot of details needed.”
Village Solicitor Robert Heydorn has drafted a more stringent ordinance for Council to consider, modeled primarily on the law Cuyahoga Falls has in place. […]
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