By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
Auglaize County -
Under a new state law which took effect May 22, pit bulls are no longer labeled as vicious dogs. The law attempts to end discrimination against the breed by labeling any dog that attacks as vicious. Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey says pit bulls should not have been taken off that vicious list.
He says he knows families that have raised pit bulls since they were puppies, and the dogs still turn on family members for no apparent reason. Bailey has served as a canine handler for many years and he says pit bulls are some of the strongest dogs he's ever seen.
Under the law, a vicious dog is one that has killed or caused serious injury to a person without being provoked. Other labels for aggressive dogs include "dangerous dog" and "nuisance dog."