Ohio Bill to Change Vicious Dog Legislation

Posted on: February 13th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Feb. 8, 2012, Ohio’s House of Representatives agreed with the Ohio Senate and passed a bill to make a significant change to their dog law. According to SanduskyRegister.com, Ohio state law currently defines a “vicious” dog as one that:

* has seriously hurt or killed a person
* killed another dog
* is among those breeds commonly referred to as pit bulls

The amendment to their dog law removes any reference to pit bulls. If signed by the Governor, pit bull attack victims must prove that the individual pit bull that bit them was actually vicious. Some dog wardens were vocal in their opposition to this change citing the severe injuries pit bulls frequently inflict.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a pit bull, call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation with Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. For over 30 years, Attorney Newell has been representing PA personal injury victims. Dog bite victims in 14 different Pennsylvania Counties have hired Attorney Newell in the last 2 years. Put his experience to work for you. For more information, visit his website of PADogAttackLawyer.com.