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SPCA: Pets Must be Sheltered from the Cold

SPCA Cincinnati Humane Agents can seize pets left outside in extreme weather conditions

There has been a heightened concern over pet neglect as the weather has reached below-freezing temperatures in the past few days. The extreme weather poses health risks to animals, from slipping and falling to hypothermia. According to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Cincinnati, household pets must be brought inside to be sheltered from the cold. If outside, a shelter that protects the pet from cold and snow must be provided, as stated by the Ohio Revised Code Section 959.131 Paragraph (c) Point 2. An SPCA Cincinnati Humane Agent may “seize” a companion animal if an owner fails to provide this shelter (something determined by a qualified Humane Agent). The highest penalty for conviction of an Animal Cruelty violation, a First Degree Misdemeanor, is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. SPCA encourages people to review this website for “Cold Weather Pet Safety” and to call 513-541-6100 if they witness a pet in trouble. 
by Hannah McCartney 07.05.2013

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Kasich receives presidential bid endorsement, a bionic duck, 105.75 hot dogs

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Cincinnati Pit Bull Ban Repealed

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Pit bulls can legally put their paws on Cincinnati ground for the first time in nine years. After a long, arduous battle for dog lovers and Cincinnati animal welfare advocates, Cincinnati City Council on May 16 voted 8-1 to officially repeal the breed-specific language in Cincinnati’s vicious dog ordinance, which previously made ownership of pit bulls within city limits illegal.