Pit Bull Parade and Celebration to Commemorate Repeal of Local Ban on the Dog Breed

On Saturday, May 7, former Cincinnati City Council member Chris Seelbach and local animal rights activist Jim Tomaszewski will be hosting the Pit Bull Parade and Celebration

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Calling all adorable pitties (and their owners): it’s your moment to shine. On Saturday, May 7, former Cincinnati City Council member Chris Seelbach and local animal rights activist Jim Tomaszewski will be hosting the Pit Bull Parade and Celebration to honor that special pit bull in your life.

The Pit Bull Parade and Celebration will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday near the gazebo in Washington Park (1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine). The event is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the repeal of an ordinance that outlawed ownership of pit bulls within Cincinnati city limits.

As the event’s name might suggest, owners are encouraged to bring their pit bulls along during the first portion of the event, which will be a march to Cincinnati City Hall. Seelbach and Tomaszewski will be giving remarks at City Hall about the importance of the decade-old repeal of the city’s pit bull ban.

Directly after wrapping up their speeches, organizers will host a celebration at Queen City Radio, (222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine). Adoptable pit bulls from Cincinnati Animal CARE will also be at the celebration taking place at Queen City Radio. 

All dogs participating in the Pit Bull Parade and Celebration must be on a leash. Retractable leashes and nose-to-nose greetings between the pups are not permitted at the event. 

More information about the Pit Bull Parade and Celebration can be found by visiting the event’s Facebook page.

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