POLL: Should Lakewood End its Pit Bull Ban?

The state law removing pit bills as “vicious dogs” went into effect on Tuesday. What do you think?

In Ohio, pit bulls are no longer “vicious” animals, according to a new state law that went into effect on Tuesday.

But that did little to change Lakewood’s ordinance, which considers them both dangerous and vicious. 

The statehouse voted in the Ohio Revised Code, declassifying pit bulls as “vicious animals” at the state level.

However, it does not apply to local municipalities.

Under the new law, a dog can be labeled vicious only if it kills or causes serious harm to a person while unprovoked.

Kevin Butler, the 's law director, told Lakewood Patch earlier this year that Lakewood’s 2008 ordinance deeming all pit bulls and canary dogs as “dangerous animals” would stand.

“I don’t believe that merely removing pit bulls from the definition of vicious animals in the state code alone would affect our ordinance, because it doesn’t classify them as vicious animals,” he said.

david d swank August 16, 2012 at 03:19 AM
i was almost attacked by a golden retriver while walking my pitbull. and he dident do a damn thing to that dog.
david d swank August 16, 2012 at 03:21 AM
david d swank August 16, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Ok lets really protect ourselves and ban blacks from our cities and just watch the crime rate plumet to all time low's.
david d swank August 16, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I really dont feel that way but you get the point. either way this is not what civilized humans do. you cant judge the many by the few.
Angelo Evans March 20, 2013 at 03:33 PM
ok my name is angelo evans im 15 and i hsve been bit by chiwawas and german sheperds but never a pitbull a pitbull saved my fathers life twice i believe they should be aloud


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