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Wright-Patt commander: Be patient

Dayton Daily News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 20:31

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City, county plan website updates

Dayton Daily News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 19:51

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Police: Father accused of OVI with daughter in van

Dayton Daily News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 19:06

Matthew Thompson of Greenville was arrested for OVI - Refusal March 27 and had his daughter in the van, police in Darke County said.

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New Push to Strengthen Ohio's Animal Laws

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:36

CENTERVILLE -- A new push to strengthen Ohio's animals laws.

Right now, it's a misdemeanor for abuse and neglect of an animal.

"We need stronger laws in the state," said Sheila Marquis, Humane Agent for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Marquis stands outside the home where more than a dozen dogs, a few birds, chinchilla's and some chickens were removed just moments ago.

This isn't the first time the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has been to this house.

"When you look at these cases, it's almost always repeated all the time," said Marquis.

The first time humane agents were at this home they removed 27 dogs.

The house was deemed unlivable, and the animals were adopted.

"Even though she's the smallest dog in the house, she is the queen," said Donna Lavoie.

Roxy was one of 27 just 3 years ago, but now she's part of a family.

"She loves all the attentions she gets now," said Lavoie.

Lavoie and her human family along with their furry friends adopted Roxy after seeing her on tv.

She learned of Roxy's past and felt an immediate connection to her now happy fur-baby.

But when she heard that the same people who hoarded Roxy several years ago are accused of doing it again.

"I was shocked that it could happen again at the same place, it makes you wonder what kind of laws are there," said Lavoie.

In ohio, someone who abuses or neglects an animal gets slapped with a misdemeanor most of which doesn't carry any jail time.

"It's just sad, somebody needs to speak out for the little four-legged friends," said Lavoie.

Now, there's a new push to strengthen the law.

The legislation would increase the penalty making it a felony on the first offense.

A law donna hopes passes to protect those who protect us.

"I would like to see stricter laws so it doesn't happen again," said Lavoie.

The proposed law would also require all fines that would be paid would go to county humane societies or law enforcement offices that investigate abuse or neglect cases.

The money would be used for training purposes.

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