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 23 at 6:00 PM. The ordinance will have a second reading and probably a vote. Residents and locals, please 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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