Will the City's Reversal Have Legal Ramifications?
The new provisional breed-restricted license takes effect on January 1, 2020.
Denver, CO - On November 1, Kory Nelson, a senior assistant city attorney for the City and County of Denver, penned a post on his personal Facebook page. The post outlined the legal history of the Denver pit bull ban, his own role in successfully defending Denver's Home Rule Authority against a state preemption law, and how th… [Read full blog post]
Aurora, Colorado dog bite statistics over a three year period: 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Virtual Town Hall
Aurora, CO - Aurora city officials recently announced that a public hearing would be held regarding the Restricted Breed Ordinance, Aurora's longstanding pit bull ban. "Do our residents wish to retain the ordinance or repeal the ordinance?" The announcement asks. The virtual town hall is June 18 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Mountain time. Any person can watch the archive here. In 20… [Read full blog post]
Nonprofit announces first GoFundMe campaign: Staying the course during Covid-19.
Did You Know?
DogsBite.org - In response to the unprecedented need caused by Covid-19, the creators of Giving Tuesday, an annual day of giving that occurs in early December, have launched Giving Tuesday Now. This new global day of giving takes place today, on May 5, 2020. You can pin your story of giving -- whatever that may be, including volunteering and showing kindness -- to the global map. T… [Read full blog post]
Citizen Responds After Denver Mayor Vetoed Pit Bull Ban Repeal
Youtube artist Robert Crawford thanks the Denver mayor for his desire to keep people safe.
Denver, CO - On February 14, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed a bill that would have rescinded the city's 30-year old pit bull ban. The hasty repeal effort began in mid-January driven by Denver City Councilman Chris Herndon. On February 24, the attempt to overturn Hancock's veto of the pit bull ban repeal failed in an 8 to 5… [Read full blog post]