BY TANYA IRWIN
BLADE STAFF WRITER
An Ohio dog advocacy group is challenging the village’s dog ordinance, saying it is vague and that it puts an undue burden on its dog-owning residents.
Caught in the middle is Bailey, a mixed-breed dog who was adopted by a family with two children. If they want to keep Bailey under the current ordinance, the family is facing a slew of requirements, including muzzling her when out in public.
The ordinance also requires owner Tim Bork to register the dog with the police department.
“He said he would consider her a ‘pit bull’-type breed because of her large head and brindle color,” Mr. Bork said. “But I know a lot of dogs with those two characteristics and they aren’t ‘pit bulls.’ ”
Fila Brasileiro isn’t one of the breeds that the Swanton ordinance states are “pit bull”-type dogs, although Mr. Banister considered it a “pit-bull” type dog.
Swanton’s ordinance states, “Vicious dog has the same meaning as set forth in ORC 955.11 and shall include in addition any breed of dog that is commonly known as a ‘pit bull dog.’ This includes any Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog or mixed breed of dog which
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