Diane K. Hale


This article discusses Ohio’s vicious dog statute, ORC 955.11, signed into law in July 1987. Section II provides background information on pit bulls and their general reputation in society. Section III explains how dogs and dog ownership were regulated under the old law, and then Section IV delves into how the new law operates to regulate dogs. Section V moves into issues of Constitutionality, and Sections VI and VII discuss alternative options and proposes changes to the new law.