On June 13, Oakwood city council considered a vicious dog ordinance that is breed-specific. Although Oakwood is in Ohio, and therefore, all “pit bulls” are automatically considered “vicious” dogs per state law, the ordinance proposed in Oakwood contains breed-specific language. Therefore, even if Ohio state law is repealed, Oakwood would still consider “pit bulls” (including Bull Terriers) to be “vicious” dogs.
Per the mayor, the council will consider the proposed ordinance during the July 11 city council meeting at the City Building at 30 Park Avenue. A work session before the meeting begins at 6:00 PM. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM. The work session and the council meeting are both open to the public.
You may read the full text of the proposed ordinance here: Oakwood dog ordinance
Please contact Oakwood city council and ask them to remove the breed-specific language from the proposed ordinance. (Click the links for each council member to find an online contact form) http://www.ci.oakwood.oh.us/index.php?option=com_contact&catid=46&Itemid=3
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