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Cincinnati toughens pit bull rules

By jim Published: March 26, 2009

Cincinnatians still can't harbor pit bulls or other vicious dogs, but it'll also be illegal soon to breed, sell or give a pit bull away - except to an animal shelter - and violators face twice as much time in jail.

Cincinnati City Council changed the rules Wednesday. When the ordinance becomes effective in a month, people convicted of keeping, breeding, selling or transferring ownership in any way of a pit bull will face up to six months in jail, double the previous 90 days. The changes apply to any dog owner not grandfathered in when the pit bull ban went into effect in November 2003.

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