In Wauseon, local officials are trying to come to terms over an ordinance concerning dangerous dogs. All pit bulls were, until 2012, considered vicious under Ohio Law. However, the governor signed a law that year that dropped pit bulls from that list.
Some local laws though, still consider pit bulls a threat to safety. Fulton County is one of them. That means that any pit bulls that are brought into the animal shelter there cannot be adopted, and if their owner can’t be located, they must be eutheanized.
Now, a group that calls itself Fulton County No Kill is trying to get that changed. The group says pit bulls suffer from a stereotype that all of them are dangerous. They claim otherwise, saying any breed of dog can be dangerous if improperly trained or cared for.
There is no breed-specific legislation in Williams County, although the Bryan Times reports that some villages, including Edon and Pioneer, passed laws in 1988 defining pit bulls as “vicious,” which requires them to be “securely leashed and muzzled” when in public.