Current Ohio Legislation
HB 108 (Nitros Law)
Passed House 2/15/2012
HB 108 specifically prohibits an owner, manager, or employee of a kennel of dogs from committing cruel treatment of a companion animal, to give a prosecutor who prosecutes an owner, manager, or employee of a kennel of dogs who commits cruel treatment of a companion animal discretion in prosecuting the owner, manager, or employee for the offense, and to remove certain language regarding the negligent treatment of companion animals. (This bill also makes a violation of certain sections of the ORC punishable by a 5th degree felony.)
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HB 14 was passed by the Ohio House and Senate and signed into law by Governor John Kasich.
Passed House – 6/28/2011 / 2/8/2012 (with Senate amendments)
Passed Senate – 1/31/2012
Signed by Governor into law – 2/21/2012
HB 14 removes pit bulls from the definition of “vicious dog” in state law, to establish a process by which owners, keepers, or harborers of dogs that have been designated as nuisance, dangerous, or vicious may appeal that designation, to define a “nuisance dog,” to change the definitions of a “dangerous dog” and a “vicious dog,” to require the owner of a dangerous dog to obtain a dangerous dog registration certificate, to prohibit certain felons from owning dogs under certain conditions, and to change the penalties involving ownership of nuisance, dangerous, and vicious dogs.
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Featured Success Story:
Literally just moments away from certain death at the hands of shelter workers (due to nothing more than the shelters minimum once a week “clean out”), A4A founders successfully pulled Lily from death row. Temporary boarding was arranged overnight while A4A worked hard to coordinate transportation to one of the volunteer foster homes. When Lily arrived to A4A, she was severely underweight and terrified. With lots of love and care from the A4A team, Lily began to thrive after just a few short days in her volunteer foster home. She soon learned how to walk on a leash, she rode in the car like a pro, she learned to play with toys- and she certainly showed us all that she loves everyone! Once Lily was healthy, spayed and socially/emotionally strong- she was quickly adopted by a loving family in Kettering, OH. Lily quickly made herself a part of the family and we couldn’t be happier for Lily and her adopters! Read more about their story here: The Benefits of Adoption Adult Dogs: Lily's Story