Perrysburg Ban on Big Cats

Perrysburg Ban on Big Cats

Written by Sentinel Staff Friday, 06 March 2009

PERRYSBURG – A proposed ordinance to ban so-called "exotic" animals from
Perrysburg has been sent back for revision.

City council's Service Safety Committee this week reviewed the proposed law
and decided it needed some fine tuning.

According to committee member Tom Mackin, there was concern the law as
originally written could be misinterpreted to include certain breeds of dog,
particularly so-called "vicious" dogs like pit bulls or German shepherds.

The ordinance was sent back to city Law Director Mathew Baredo for revision.
Mackin said the committee will review changes next month before the proposal
is sent before all of council for consideration and possible adoption.

The law, as originally drafted, would allow police to criminally charge any
exotic pet owner. "It shall be unlawful for any person in the city of
Perrysburg to keep, maintain, or have possession or control over any 'exotic
animal,'" the proposed law reads, in part.\

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For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

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