Senate approves Ohio bill allowing pets on restaurant patios

Ohio Statehouse News
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – An Ohio bill that would allow pet owners to bring their pets on outdoor patios at restaurants passed the Senate on Wednesday. 

It’s now on its way to the governor. 

The law would prohibit health departments from banning dogs from outdoor dining areas, although restaurants would still be able to ban dogs from their business. The only exception would be for service dogs.

Some pet owners liked the idea, while others were worried about exposing others with allergies to animals. 

Kris Wilster, a public health inspector with the Trumbull County Health Department, said there are also concerns about aggressive dogs and liabilities. 

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