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Downtown march to make a point on responsible dog ownership
CINCINNATI (Angela Ingram) -- When a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two pit bulls in Westwood it put a fresh spotlight on the breed.
Cincinnati City Council started looking for ways to better handle them. Tuesday night the dogs and their owners took a walk and in doing so, took a stand for responsibility.
Cincinnati Pit Crew, CPC, hosted a Responsible "Pit Bull" Dog Ownership Walk in downtown Cincinnati. The purpose of the walk was to show the members of Cincinnati City Council and the mayor that it's not the breed, it's irresponsible owners that are to blame. CPC walked to support stronger laws and ordinances to hold irresponsible dog owners responsible for the mistreatment and misuse of companion pets.
The walk kicked off at 6p.m. at the gazebo in Washington Park. The route moved south on Elm Street, past Fountain Square and north onto Main St. It ended at Neon's in Over-The-Rhine for a post-walk party. There were over 150 people who participated in the event.
Participants at Tuesday's walk also collected donations to help the family of Zainabou Drame with medical bills. Donations can be made at any Fifth Third Bank in the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area.
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