Ohio currently defines “pit bulls” as “vicious dogs.” Amsterdam appears to have written this definition into their own ordinance. Therefore, even if Ohio HB 14 passes and the state’s definition of “vicious” changes, Amsterdam’s breed-specific ordinance will remain in place.
Amsterdam is a tiny village. Village phone number: (740) 543-4393
Amsterdam enacts ‘vicious dog’ rules
By Eric Minor
Posted: 9:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012
AMSTERDAM, Ohio — Owners of pit bulls and other so-called “vicious dogs” will have to register their pets with the Village of Amsterdam under tough new laws passed Monday night. […]Dog owners must prove they are carrying $500,000 in liability insurance on their dogs.[…]
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