Here’s another city revising their dog ordinance for the better, thanks to Ohio HB 14. Avon Lake’s definition of “vicious dog” mirrors that of the old state law—to include “pit bulls.” They intend to replace their current law with something breed-neutral and more similar to the new state law.
Please THANK city council for a good decision.
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Avon Lake to update vicious dog law without breed-specific language
By Bryan Wroten
Now that the state of Ohio no longer designates dogs that fall into the pit bull category as dangerous, the city of Avon Lake is ready to revise its own vicious-dog ordinance.
“What we’re doing is, we’re going to pick up today where we left off three years ago,” Ward 4 Councilman and Safety Committee Chairman Dave Kos said. […]
“The committee will propose we adopt state legislation into the local legislation, removing the vicious label, and put other common-sense suggestions into the new vicious-dog ordinance,” Kos said.
[…] The Safety Committee will discuss it again at its next meeting to wrap up some modifications, Kos said, and then council will hold three readings of the ordinance before passing it in the late spring. […]
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