Ohio: New statewide dog control legislation goes into effect, May 22

Ohio’s new state-level dog control law goes into effect on May 22. The new law repeals the old one, which was breed-specific, and replaces it with a breed-neutral dog control law.

IMPORTANT: The new state-level law does NOT prohibit cities from passing or enforcing BSL and does NOT change local laws. There are many cities in Ohio that currently have BSL written into their local dog control law. Those laws will continue to be in effect unless or until city lawmakers decide to change the city law. Know your local laws!

Both the new and the old Ohio state code can be viewed here (they may remove the old code after the effective date): http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/955

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