Pit-Bull Ban in Denver Gone after more than 30 Years

Pit-Bull Ban in Denver Gone after more than 30 Years

Clara Liptzin, Writer

For more than 30 years, the Pit-Bull dog breed has been banned in Denver after a large number of people were attacked by the dogs. Denver voters turned over the ban this week. It hasn’t been certified yet, but about 65% of votes were of approval to ban it (according to the city’s elections division). The ban was created in 1989 because of how many attacks there were. 

It was voted by the city council to overturn it in February, but it got Vetoed by the Mayor of Colorado, Micheal Hancock. He was worried about attacks and more people being injured. He didn’t want all these injuries happening caused by the Pit-Bulls, so he was scared to get rid of the ban.

This won’t be in effect until January 1st, but the city of Denver still published the requirements for the pet owners. The 67 pit-bull breeds are allowed unless the breed has a permit restricting it. In order for a Denver resident to own a pit-bull in the city, they need a Permit from the Denver Animal Protection.