Stories tagged with: Pit bulls

August 20, 2013 - 10:20am
2 years 25 weeks ago

There are some animals at the shelter in Muskingum County that have longer stays than others.

It's been more than a year since Ohio stopped labeling pit bulls as vicious. Now the animals aren't automatically stamped with the label without proof of that characterization. Unfortunately, for the animal perceptions about them can keep it behind shelter cages for a longer time than other pets.

"They do sometimes have a longer length of stay just because of the breed, but we also...

May 22, 2012 - 4:07pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Under a new Ohio law, pit bulls will no longer be labeled as "vicious" dogs...

The current law defines a vicious dog as "one that has seriously hurt or killed a person or another dog", and references pit bulls as such. The measure to remove that reference goes into effect as of Tuesday, May 22.

"With the popularity of pit bulls, and that they're such a strong breed, and people use them for things that they shouldn't be using them for, fighting and...

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