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.)
Click Here to view information regarding the bill including State Representative votes.
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.
Click Here to View information regarding the bill including State Representative votes.
Featured Success Story:
Sasha was an owner surrender at a high-kill shelter with just moments to live. As a pit-bull mix Sasha wasn't given much time at the shelter. When A4A learned about Sasha we immediately arranged transport to bring her safe and sound to an A4A volunteer foster home. Upon entering the rescue Sasha was timid and scared the first night...but after that her true personality showed through! Sasha loves to play, go for runs, go for walks (she was perfect on a leash), she can give "high-5's" upon request, she loves to snuggle....she dazzles everyone who meets her. After just a short time with A4A Sasha was adopted into a loving family to call her very own. Sasha found her dream home- and the family found their dream dog. It was a perfect match indeed!