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October 12, 2010
This alert from AKC below clearly demonstrates what we can do if we never
give up, never give in and never compromise with anti-pet legislation
designed to end our historic relationship with animals. The vote is today,
not tomorrow now! It was HSUS that first used "pit bulls" for fundraising
and spread much false information. We still have the 20-year-old HSUS
packet. If you haven't joined RPOA, please do so today. We need you! Our
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From: doglaw <[email protected]
Subject: AKC Legislative Alert: Toledo, OH to Consider Repeal of
Breed-Specific Law TOMORROW (10/12)!
To: "doglaw" <[email protected]
Date: Monday, October 11, 2010, 3:37 PM
Please share this information with club members and other dog lovers in the
AKC has just learned that thanks to all your hard work and education over
the past months, the Toledo City Council will meet on Tuesday, October 12th
to consider amending the portion of their Municipal Code that bans "pit
bulls" in the city. The new ordinance would address the deeds of dogs and
their owners, instead of punishing specific breeds. Responsible dog owners
and breeders are encouraged to attend and to call or send emails to the
council members thanking them for considering this measure and asking them
to support it.
The meeting information is as follows:
Toledo City Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
One Government Center , Suite 2120
Toledo , Ohio 43604
A full copy of the proposed changes can be found here.
Toledo ordinance 389-10 will repeal Municipal Code §505.14, which prohibited
the ownership of "pit bulls or pit bull mixed breed dogs". Due to repeated
questions about the adequacy and efficacy of this ban by Toledo citizens and
concerned dog owners, the Lucas County Dog Warden Citizens Advisory
Committee had recommended the removal of §505.14.
The AKC believes that dog owners should be responsible for their dogs. We
support laws that: establish a fair process by which specific dogs are
identified as "dangerous" based on stated, measurable actions; impose
appropriate penalties on irresponsible owners; and establish a well-defined
method for dealing with dogs proven to be dangerous. The AKC strongly
opposes any legislation
that determines a dog to be "dangerous" based on specific breeds or
phenotypic classes of dogs.
You'll have to GO TO American Kennel Club - akc.org
for these links.
Click here for a printable handout with talking points on breed-specific
Click here to read the AKC's Issue Analysis "Why Breed-Specific Legislation
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please take a moment to call or
e-mail the council members and ask them to support this proposal.
Phone number for all council members: 419-245-1050
City Council fax number: 419-245-1072
The e-mail addresses for the council are as follows:
Wilma Brown, Council President
Phillip Copeland, Councilman
Joe McNamara, Councilman
George Sarantou, Councilman
Adam, J. Martinez, Councilman
Rob Ludeman, Councilman
D. Michael Collins, Councilman
Mike Craig, Councilman
Michael D. Ashford, Councilman
Tom Waniewski, Councilman
Linday M. Webb
Government Relations Department
American Kennel Club