Could Aurora, Denver Repeal Pit Bull Ban?

After being on the books for about eight years, the Public Safety Committee of Aurora, Denver finally held an informal vote to repeal the pit bull ban that’s been in place since 2006. Unfortunately, only four of the ten members voted to repeal the ban. City Councilwoman Barb Cleland, the chairman of Publilic Safety, said¬† [...]
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Maryland Reverses Pit Bull Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates approved the court ruling to reverse the bill that deemed pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” and caused a greater level of scrutiny to cases that involved this “type” of dog. This is a big step in the right direction for the breed and for dogs with pit bull characteristics. They [...]
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada Pet Ownership Bylaw

Calgary, Alberta, Canada has seen great success with their Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. They have become well known for their high pet registration and reclamation rates, as well as their very low rates of euthanasia. The bylaw emphasizes reasonable and proper pet care. Where other cities in Canada focus on banning certain breeds, Calgary decided [...]
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Dangerous Dog

Many local governments that have implemented “dangerous dog” laws that are directed towards specific breeds or types of dogs. These laws assume that all dogs of a certain breed are more likely to bite than other breeds. These laws should be acknowledging that most dogs, of any breed, are not a danger to society. In [...]
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Spanish Dangerous Animal Act

The Spanish Dangerous Animal Act was enacted in 1999. Upon assessment, the act shows that it has proven ineffective in protecting people from dog bites in any signficant manner. A higher frequency of bite incidents was found in lower populated areas, such as towns and villages, over more highly populated urban areas. This may be [...]
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