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AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora has been in conversations about repealing its ban on pit bulls.

Aurora’s pit bull ban has been in effect for the past eight years.  On Tuesday, the Public Safety Committee will take another look at the law with the hopes to forward it to the full council for a vote.

City councilwoman Renie Peterson, who is sponsoring the ordinance, told the Denver Post that she has heard from a number of people who do not support the ban on the “misunderstood breed.”

She thinks she has enough support from the full council to successfully repeal it.

Since the ban was instated, the city claims it has seen less incidents involving the animals.

At first, the city ordinance banned ten breeds of pit bulls, but, three years ago, Aurora streamlined the list to pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers.

The law has also been modified to allow pit bulls that are certified service dogs and pets that have met very specific restrictions as listed by the city.

The Public Safety Committee meets at the Council Chambers in Aurora Tuesday to discuss repealing the ban.



    • Jaimie Woodruff

      That is a big assumption based on NO FACTS. You need to crawl back under the rock you surfaced from. When you make a statement like that based on your own sheltered opinion all you are doing is showing your ignorance. You are what is wrong with America.

    • Browncoat (@browncoat_28)

      Greg is an ignoramus. I’m sure he lives on welfare and can barely read as well so who cares what he thinks. I bet one of these pit bulls has a better handle on reality than he does.

      Bad dog owners create bad dogs.

    • Stephanie Keith

      Dear Greg,

      I won’t name call you like some others here, but I will share with you that I am a proud owner of an American Pitbull Terrier. I am a Master’s degree holding professional, lifelong volunteer, and have no criminal record to speak of. It seems that you have an issue a certain type of person (that I won’t even begin to unpack with you here), not an animal. Perhaps you’re barking up the wrong tree.

    • Roy Schultz

      pit bulls started their lives out as nanny dogs and i have had pitts in the past !!!!! mine gave kisses.people train there dogs to be mean but most train them to be apart of a family!!! making comments like you have means you never had one they are banned cause of the people who train them to be mean!!!!!there are alot of peoplelike myself who want them as apart of my family.

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