Denver Overturns Pit Bull Ban
The dogs, not allowed in Denver for more than three decades, will be allowed to return next year if owners obtain a special permit. KUSA's Katie Eastman reports.
(KUSA/NBC News) — Voters in Denver, Colorado have overturned the city’s 31-year-old pit bull ban.
According to Denver’s election results page, 64% of voters were in favor of overturning the ban and 35% were against it.
The vote means that Denver residents can now own up to two pit bulls, but only as long as they obtain a breed-restricted permit.
This new ordinance does not go into effect until January 1st, but Denver Animal Protection said it has already established an initial permitting process for pit bulls. It expects to release information about how to schedule a breed assessment in the coming days.
“You can get all the requirements done,” said Lt. Josh Rolfe with the Denver Animal Protection Division. “You can get your dog spayed or neutered, get it microchipped, get current vaccinations, but the permit itself can’t be bought until January.”
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