Parma, OH: Resident plans to fight city breed ban

Parma, OH’s breed ban is back in the news. Late last year, we shared an article about Gremlin, a therapy dog that was not allowed to visit special-needs children in Parma because of the breed ban.

Contact Parma city council:
Parma City Hall, 6611 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129
Tel: (440) 885-8091 Fax: (440) 885-8087;;;;;;;;;;;

Parma man plans to fight city’s ban on pit bulls

Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:15 AM
By Bob Sandrick, Sun News

PARMA […] But the city is preparing to cite Zeitler for allowing Odysseus — Ody for short — to live in Parma. Then Zeitler will either have to get rid of the dog or move out of the town.

That’s because the city bans pit bulls. […] Zeitler said he has already decided to move out of Parma in May. However, he plans to fight his citation in Parma Municipal Court.

In fact, Zeitler hopes to overturn Parma’s pit-bull ban and is ready to take his case all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. […]

Zeitler said he also plans to circulate a petition opposing the pit-bull ban and present the petition to council.

[…] It doesn’t seem likely that Zeitler will receive much support on council.

Councilman Larry Napoli said he does not favor ending the pit-bull ban. […] Mayor Tim DeGeeter said his administration will recommend that council make no changes to the pit-bull ban. […]

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