Jun 26, 2008 by maddie the dog
Members we received an email from a user that Ohio is trying to introduce a statewide ban.
I would like to thank the DailyPuppy staff for allowing me to write this blog post. I hope that all of the members of dailypuppy.com will take the time to read this brief message, and will choose, as fellow dog-lovers, to help prevent this horrible law from being passed.
Just this past month, Ohio State Representative Tyrone Yates proposed House Bill 568, a bill prohibiting the ownership of all pit bulls in the state of Ohio. If passed, the bill would require that all current Ohio pit bull owners surrender their dogs to animal control within 90 days, regardless of the dog’s bloodlines, behavioral history, age, or training. The proposal also states that if an owner does not surrender their dog willingly, a dog warden or other police officer who has reason to believe that the dog living at a particular residence may be a pit bull can apply for a search warrant to seize the pit bull from its home.
The bill then states that the dog warden is required to euthanize all pit bulls within 10 days of their surrender or removal.
Please help protect these beloved, four-legged members of the family from being taken away from their owners and killed. They’ve done nothing wrong, and don’t deserve to be destroyed simply because some members of their breed have been abused in fighting rings and have been given an unfair name based upon the behavioral results of their malicious treatment.
If you are a resident of Ohio, you can contact your state representative by e-mail, letter, or phone in order to express your opinion about this issue. You may also contact the Leadership of the House, the Committee Chair, and Representative Yates. Contact information and suggestions for writing letters can be found here at the Canine Advocates of Ohio Website.
You can also contact Ohio’s governor, Ted Strickland, by using this website.
Also, even if you're not a resident of Ohio, please share this information with any friends or relatives you may have within the state so that they can contact their representative on behalf of Ohio's pit bulls.
Finally, if you would like more information, I’ve provided a few more links that might be of assistance:
Thank you for your time and concern. I hope that together we can stop this bill from being passed and prevent the needless deaths of so many innocent dogs.