City Lifts 30-Year Ban on Pit Bulls

The Denver City Council has on Monday passed a measure to end the city’s 30-year ban on pit bull ownership and require a special license for the dogs. Pit bulls have been banned in Denver and the surrounding county since a 1989 law prohibited ownership. Residents who failed to comply with the law subjected their pit bulls “to immediate impoundment.”

Denver’s Fox 31 reports that the new law, proposed by Councilman Chris Henderson and passed by council members with a 7-4 vote, will require pit bull owners to obtain a “breed-restricted license.” The law also lays out a lengthy list of requirements for the owners, including that they provide a description of the pit bull, pay an annual fee, and prove that the dog has had a rabies vaccination.


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