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DNA from Dog Bite Helps Apprehend Suspect in Barberton, Ohio Home Invasion

January 30, 2013

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Getting bitten by a dog is typically a negative experience, but a recent dog bite in Barberton, Ohio during a home invasion led to the apprehension of one of the robbery suspects. On Oct. 6th, a house located on Jefferson Avenue in Barberton, Ohio was invaded by three men with masks who robbed two residents of the […]

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Overview of Akron, Ohio Dog Ordinances

January 28, 2013

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The city of Akron, Ohio addresses many topics in its local dog ordinances. Some of the laws applying to every dog owner in Akron include licensing laws and rabies vaccination regulations.  All dogs who reach three months of age or dogs that have been acquired in the last 30 days must be licensed, and then […]

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Law Will Regulate Puppy Mills to Improve Standards and Prevent Dog Attacks in Ohio

January 17, 2013

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A new Ohio law regulating large-scale dog breeding in Ohio, aimed at improving the lives of animals in “puppy mills,” will take effect in early February 2013.   Senate Bill 130, signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on December 11, 2012, has been in process for seven years.  (It takes 60 days from Dec. 11 […]

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I’ve Been Bitten By a Dog – What Should I Do?

November 14, 2012

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Americans love their pets, especially dogs.  In 2011, there were approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States – 39% of U.S. households contained at least one dog.  Most owners (60%) own one dog, while 28% of owners kept two dogs.  Owning and keeping dogs comes with the inherent risk that you or someone […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

November 1, 2012

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Do I need a Personal Injury Attorney and How Long Do I have to Contact One?  If you’ve been in an accident and have only suffered damage to your personal property – meaning a vehicle needs repaired or replaced – then it is probably safe dealing with the insurance company on your own.  Insurance companies […]

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Ohio Exotic Animal Owner Forced to Move Pets Out-of-State.

October 15, 2012

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Ohio’s new regulation on exotic animals is already affecting exotic pet owners. Recently, an exotic animal owner near Columbus, Ohio stated she was going to have to ship upwards of 8 exotic animals out of Ohio.  The owner stated that because she could not comply with Ohio’s new, strict guidelines for harboring exotic animals, she […]

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Court Hearings in Ohio for Designating a Dog as Vicious, Dangerous or Nuisance

October 10, 2012

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In Ohio, a county dog warden may officially designate a dog as a nuisance dog, dangerous dog, or vicious dog if the dog warden has reasonable cause to do so.  If the dog warden does designate a dog as either a nuisance, dangerous, or vicious dog, the dog warden must notify the dog’s owner of […]

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Insurance Company Pay-Outs for Ohio Dog Bite Claims

October 9, 2012

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Pets are popular in the United States. There are several reasons to adopt or purchase a dog, cat or other animal; whether you’re getting a friend for your children, looking for companionship or suffer from impairment and need assistance, animals play large, important roles in our homes and families.  The United States Humane Society estimates […]

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Ohio Rules for Impounded Dogs

October 4, 2012

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Under Ohio law, any dog that is seized by a county dog warden must be kept, housed, and fed for at least three days.  This time period is meant to give the dog’s owner an opportunity to claim the dog.  There are exceptions to the three-day period, however.  If it is obvious that the dog […]

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City of Akron, Ohio to Change Dog Attack Policies

October 4, 2012

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In recent years, dog attacks and dog bites have become a serious problem in Ohio.  Dog attacks are frightening, especially when children are involved.  Recently, a young child was purportedly mauled in the City of Akron, and the response time of city officials has warranted a proposed change to how a dog warden should respond to […]

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