Newsnet5.com reports that the City of Garfield Heights has banned pit bulls. Starting this Wednesday, a new ordinance will take effect that requires all pit bull owners to find new homes for their dogs. In defense of the new law, City Prosecutor Tim Riley stated that: "We found that people were not complying with the old ordinance, so we felt the only way to protect the safety of the people of Garfield Heights was to pass this ordinance." Nevertheless, the City will give pit bull owners some time to place their dogs or turn them in to a local animal shelter. An unofficial version of Garfield Heights' ordinances can be found online, but it does not contain the new animal law yet. Virtually all of the current sections referring to animals are contained in Chapter 505. Section 505.21 already defines a pit bull as a "vicious" dog, identifies the types of pit bulls that are included, defines standards and laws for maintaining pit bulls, and contains sanctions and penalties for violating these laws.