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 next city council meeting takes place on April 9 at 6:00 PM. Confirmed the ordinance will have first reading. View the agenda (and proposed ordinance).
I do not have the agenda at this time, so I do not know if the proposal will be discussed. However, residents and locals may wish to attend the meeting and take this opportunity to reiterate your opposition to BSL.
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):
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