Parma, Ohio: Dogs Need Your Help! Join the Effort

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Parma, Ohio: Dogs Need Your Help! Join the Effort

Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on the pit bull ban repeal.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation (“BSL”) has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on this ballot measure will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Sign up to stay informed: We won’t be able to repeal this law without your help. If you haven’t yet, please stay informed by joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade using the form below. We’ll email when we need your help!

Want to help right away? Here are some action steps you can take right now:

  1. Register to vote! Please remember that you must be registered to vote to participate in the May 7 election. The last day to register to vote is April 8. You can learn more or register here.
     
  2. Spread the word! Your neighbors need to know how important this issue is. Please consider submitting a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper to help educate your community on why they should vote YES. Please email us at grassroots@aspca.org with your full contact information, including your name and phone number. We have pre-drafted letters and templates on hand to make the process as easy as possible!
     
  3. Get involved! If you’d like to volunteer at community events or advocate in support of repealing Parma’s pit bull ban, please email grassroots@aspca.org and we will provide you with additional ways you can help.

Thank you, Parma!

Paid for by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and not authorized by any ballot issue committee.

Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on the pit bull ban repeal.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation (“BSL”) has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on this ballot measure will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Sign up to stay informed: We won’t be able to repeal this law without your help. If you haven’t yet, please stay informed by joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade using the form below. We’ll email when we need your help!

Want to help right away? Here are some action steps you can take right now:

  1. Register to vote! Please remember that you must be registered to vote to participate in the May 7 election. The last day to register to vote is April 8. You can learn more or register here.
     
  2. Spread the word! Your neighbors need to know how important this issue is. Please consider submitting a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper to help educate your community on why they should vote YES. Please email us at grassroots@aspca.org with your full contact information, including your name and phone number. We have pre-drafted letters and templates on hand to make the process as easy as possible!
     
  3. Get involved! If you’d like to volunteer at community events or advocate in support of repealing Parma’s pit bull ban, please email grassroots@aspca.org and we will provide you with additional ways you can help.

Thank you, Parma!

Paid for by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and not authorized by any ballot issue committee.

Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on the pit bull ban repeal.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation ("BSL") has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on this ballot measure will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Sign up to stay informed! We won’t be able to repeal this law without your help. If you haven’t yet, please stay informed by joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade using the form below. We’ll email when we need your help!

Want to help right away? Here are some action steps you can take right now:

  1. Register to vote! Please remember that you must be registered to vote to participate in the May 7 election. The last day to register to vote is April 8. You can learn more or register here.
     
  2. Spread the word! Your neighbors need to know how important this issue is. Please consider submitting a Letter to the Editor (LTE) of your local newspaper to help educate your community on why they should vote YES. Please email us at grassroots@aspca.org with your full contact information, including your name and phone number. We have pre-drafted letters and templates on hand to make the process as easy as possible!
     
  3. Get involved! If you’d like to volunteer at community events or advocate in support of repealing Parma’s pit bull ban, please email grassroots@aspca.org and we will provide you with additional ways you can help.

Thank you, Parma!

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