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Humane Society rescue team members load dogs during a commercial breeder rescue on June 16, 2017 in Wolfeboro, N.C.
Meredith Lee / Human Society Of The United States

Officials from the Columbus Division of Police and multiple county sheriff’s offices gathered in a makeshift classroom Thursday to learn about animal cruelty.

A bill has been drafted to strengthen the laws against owners of dogs that carry out serious attacks against other people, but pro-animal groups are saying another topic must be added to the conversation: tethering.

Rep. Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) says hundreds of people suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries caused by dog attacks every year. He says it's time to take this issue seriously by strengthening the dangerous dogs law in Ohio.

Minda Haas Kuhlmann / Flickr

A legislative compromise aimed at reining in abuses by high-volume dog breeders while heading off a ballot effort to place puppy mill restrictions in the state's Constitution is headed to Gov. John Kasich.

Wings of Rescue

Hundreds of pets from Florida are being offered for adoption around the state of Ohio after arriving in Columbus this weekend before Hurricane Irma.

The only animal shelter in Logan County will close next month and is trying to find homes for dozens of dogs and cats before then.

Exotic Animal Ownership in Ohio

Oct 24, 2011

10:00 Terry Thompson kept dangerous exotic animals at his farm near Zanesville for years. The animals were no secret. But what went wrong? Listen in on this hour of "All Sides" with guest host Mike Thompson as we look at this story from several angles. Guests:

  • Cynthia Huntsman (Stump Hill Farm owner)
  • Wayne Pacelle (CEO, Humane Society of the United States)