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:
Could she be anymore adorable? Tia the torti-shell feline has a happy, forever home thanks to A4A. Once trying to survive as a stray all on her own, Tia was forced to dodge traffic, bullets, cruel humans who chased her and she had a hard time ever finding any food or shelter. She was terrified, lonely and seemed to have given up hope that a bright future might exist. Lucky for Tia- A4A stepped in and saved this adorable girl (and we feel so lucky to have met her too!). Even better? Tia was adopted into an amazing home! Since Tia’s adoption, Tia’s human family now volunteers regularly with A4A- helping with transports, as a volunteer foster home and with fundraisers. We are so happy to have Tia’s wonderful human family as a part of the A4A volunteer family!