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OH, Sylvania - Additional restrictions on "pit bulls"

Vicious dog legislation debate

There's a heated debate in Sylvania at a public meeting over pit bulls.
More specifically, it's about vicious dog legislation. Some pet owners
think the city is barking up the wrong tree.

Capone is a 1-year-old Staffordshire Terrier, and under the proposal he
would be labeled a vicious dog. However, his owner says she's not going
to let that happen without a fight. She went to the public hearing to
make her case.

Under the proposed ordinance, Capone won't be able to play in his front
yard without a muzzle, and that's not sitting well with his owners.

"In Ohio, in the last 60 years, there have been 17 deaths from dog
bites, from 11 different breeds. Education is the key to preventing dog
bites from any dogs," says Capone's owner Jean Keating....

At the Sylvania Vet Clinic's Doggy Daycare, pit bulls play with the rest
of the pack and doctor Bob Esplin says breed specific legislation is the
wrong way to deal with vicious dogs.

"The worst dog bite I ever had was from a poodle. There can be bad of
anything," says Dr. Bob Esplin....

Like Toledo's law, people would only be able to own 1 vicious dog in the
city of Sylvania if an ordinance passes. Haynam says it will likely come
up for a vote 2 weeks from Monday.

(Full story at link.)

  Christina Ghimenti
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