Petition Summary

This initiative petition would submit to a countywide initiative vote the question of the approval or rejection of the Proposed Ordinance, which contains the following summarized additions to the County’s Animal Control procedures.

The Proposed Ordinance enacts new provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the Codified Ordinances of the County of Summit, Ohio relating to laws concerning the administration of animal control within the County of Summit, Ohio. Specifically:


1.    To implement basic animal impoundment, redemption, and sterilization standards for animals impounded by the   Summit County Animal Control Department.

2.      To implement basic shelter reporting and evaluation procedures at the Summit County Animal Control Department.

3.      To standardize animal ownership requirements in Summit County, Ohio by approving breed neutral ownership.

4.   To implement basic adoption and euthanasia avoidance programs within the Summit County Animal Control   Department.

5.      To provide for penalties for noncompliance.

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We ask all who sign to review the summary and full petition prior to signing. Please join us at one of our signing events or reach out via phone or email and we'll meet you to share the petition so you can sign. 

Signing this petition is not a vote for or against the issue. It is just your signature noting that you agree that this is an issue that Summit County voters should have the opportunity to vote on.