Proponent of Pit Bulls Seeks High Court Test
In a desperate act, former Toledoan Paul Tellings has taken his fight against the city's pit bull ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging its constitutionality as a "breed-specific" law because it allows only one of those types of dogs per household.
DogsBite.org says, "Have at it! If the US Supreme Court doesn't turn down the request, it will uphold the Ohio State Supreme Court, which planted Tellings outside of Toledo because he refused to abide by the law.
Lucas County Dog Warden, Tom Skeldon is unfazed by Tellings recent announcement. In fact, he's drafting additional legislation (to be implemented by April 2008) that requires all pit bulls over the age of 6 months old to be spayed or neutered. Unlike other Ohio cities, who have outright banned pit bull ownership, Toledo places restrictions on these dog owners.