Portsmouth, OH: Proposed dog ordinance (BSL) moves forward

Portsmouth, OH, is rewriting their vicious dog ordinance. The current proposal is breed-specific. Pit bull owners will have to meet several requirements, including special containment.

Read the current proposal: Portsmouth Dog Ordinance 3-18-12
(Many thanks to Lena for making this proposal available.)

The city council will now read the proposal three times, and vote on it. The next city council meeting takes place on April 9. I do not have the agenda, but it’s likely that the readings and vote will occur at this meeting.

Please RESPECTFULLY contact Portsmouth city officials and remind them that breed-specific laws don’t improve public safety, are expensive, and are unjust. Provide alternative breed-neutral vicious dog laws for their consideration. RESPECTFULLY ask Portsmouth officials to remove the breed-specific language from their proposal.

City council email block (NOTE: one councilmember does not have email):
kwwj@roadrunner.com; rich@saddler.me; jkalb@roadrunner.com; ii6svvh@yahoo.com; ssturgill@zoomnet.net; TNathan@portsmouthoh.org; dmalone@portsmouthoh.org; andrew.gedeon@odh.ohio.gov

All alerts for Portsmouth, OH: http://stopbsl.com/?s=portsmouth

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