Lakewood has (amid numerous objections from many of its residents) a 'Dangerous Dog Ordinance'.
If you own a Pitt Bull or a Canary Dog, Lakewood considers them to be 'dangerous dogs'. There is a grandfather clause in place for dogs of those breeds, but they must be registered as such for a $50 fee. No one within city limits can now own one, or any mix of one. Any 'dangerous' dog must be on a leash at all times and be muzzled if walking or out of it's home. If not, the city will round them up and destroy them.
As Otis was on the ground, whimpering, still and looped by animal control, the officer continued to taser the dog. Even as animal control dragged unconsciuos Otis over to his vehicle and tossed the dog in like a bag of trash. Only then did the officer stop using the taser gun. The policeman said the dog was 'aggressive'. The animal control warden had no comment. The video shows otherwise. Before Otis was tasered, he appeared nervous. Dog trainers have looked at the raw video and said that the dogs mannerisms do not show an aggressive dog, at all.
The video from the taser gun is disgusting. (You can watch it here if you'd like, warning: it's disturbing.)
City CouncilLakewood City Hall
The seven members of the city council include:
Thomas Bullock – Ward 2(216) 337-1318email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Summers – Ward 3(216) 228-6905email: email@example.com
Mary Louise Madigan – Ward 4(216) 228-9578email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nickie J. Antonio – At Large(216) 221-4421email: email@example.com
Michael Dever – President – At LargeHome (216) 221-6737email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian E. Powers – At Large(216) 496-3238email: email@example.com
Police ChiefTimothy J. Malley(216) 521-6773email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Control(216) 529-5020