Ohio state law currently designates “pit bulls” as vicious dogs and requires owners to adhere to certain requirements.
The town of Xenia is considering an ordinance that would prohibit pit bulls within the city limits. The ordinance DOES NOT contain a grandfather clause which means pit bulls currently residing within the city limits would be forced out or risk being confiscated by authorities.
Its important to note that city officials had to go back to September 2010 for an incident involving pit bulls to support their current proposal.
This issue will be heard TONIGHT, Thursday, April 14, in a special session. The special session will be held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia. Council meetings typically start at 7:00 p.m., but I would encourage anyone planning on attending to call the city clerk and confirm the time.
As the meeting is tonight, please take a moment this morning to contact city officials with your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE opposition to this proposal.
April 13, 2011 article:
Xenia Considering Banning Pit Bulls
William (Bill) R. Miller
Marsha J. Bayless, Mayor
John G. Caupp
Michael D. Engle