City council considers new legislation after dog attack

incinnati City Council is taking new measures to harshen punishment for violent dog owners in the city after a six-year-old girl was severely attacked by two dogs last week.

The Law and Public Safety Committee discussed possible new legislation Monday that could be created to increase charges against owners of violent dogs.

Zainabou Drame, the young girl who was attacked by two pit bulls in Westwood last week, is still recovering at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

“The accountability of owner and their animals is at heart here,” said Christopher Smitherman, chair of the committee.

The committee wants to make sure they can hold owners of violent dogs responsible for these crimes without toughening laws for all owners of specific breeds.

Council Member Charlie Winburn proposed that a code be written to strengthen the laws against drug dealers and gang members who use their dogs for violence.

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One thought on “City council considers new legislation after dog attack”

  1. I think people who walk dangerous dogs should be required to carry insurance on them. Just like we must have car insurance if we hit someone. They should pay the cost to have a vicious pet.

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