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New push in Aurora to repeal pit bull ban in city

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AURORA, Colo. -- There is a new push to allow pit bulls back into Aurora.

The city banned the dogs a few years ago, but people rallied at the City Council meeting Monday for their return.

About ten protesters arrived at the Aurora City Council meeting Monday to speak on an item that was not on the council’s agenda.

Martin Konevsky and his lawyer argued their case for the council to repeal the city’s ban on Pit Bulls.

Konevsky lost his dog Hashbrown to the city last December when animal control officers seized the canine.

“It’s unjust,” Konevsky said. “The dog is part of my family.

A spokesperson for the city said there is a draft ordinance that is being studied. If council members decide they like the result of the study it will be brought to the entire council for consideration.

4 comments

  • dougsmith42

    About 10 protesters? Does that mean 9? Pit bulls are dangerous not only because OWNERS are not responsible, but because the breed is dangerous by nature. How many more people need to be mauled or killed?

    • Kayleen Kriner

      Look at the facts, pit bulls are the least aggressive dog only 2nd to labs. Dog bites have gone up since BSL has been enacted. Do your research. Dogsbite.org is not a reliable source because it is ran by somebody who was bitten by a dog and is biased, has no veterinarian or animal behavior experience and likes to create hysteria in the community. I’d be happy to post links to sites like The Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs and The American Veterinary Medical Association. All have done scientific studies and research to show that BSL is ineffective.

    • Kayleen Kriner

      Look at the facts, pit bulls are the least aggressive dog only 2nd to labs. Dog bites have gone up since BSL has been enacted. Do your research. Dogsbite.org is not a reliable source because it is ran by somebody who was bitten by a dog and is biased, has no veterinarian or animal behavior experience and likes to create hysteria in the community. I’d be happy to post links to sites like The Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs and The American Veterinary Medical Association. All have done scientific studies and research to show that BSL is ineffective.

    • Don Stedman

      I click and see Kayleen Kriner is a real person, very knowledgeable and backed by real world experiences and scientific facts!

      Dougsmith42, not so much! Most likely anonymous (click on doug).
      Backed by emotion, hearsay and ‘dog-bite wing radicals.

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