Gov. Polis posts picture of a pit bull rescue pup at the Governor’s Mansion, Mayor Hancock responds

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Gov. Polis posts picture of pit bull pup – Photo Credit: Gov. Polis, Twitter

DENVER (KDVR) — “Ruh Roh” is right!

Just a few days after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed a measure that would have ended the city’s longstanding ban on pit bull ownership, Gov. Polis posted this photo of a pit bull rescue pup at the Governor’s mansion Sunday night.

Mayor Hancock also took to Twitter to respond:

This is Hancock’s first veto since he started serving as mayor in July 2011.

The Governor’s Office released the following statement in response to the tweet:

The Governor was having some family time at the governors mansion on Sunday, and his friend just got a puppy and brought her over. The governors children love puppies and were delighted. He has held several adoption fairs at the mansion and looks forward to helping find forever homes for more dogs and cats. Unfortunately, what was meant as a light-hearted post came at a sensitive time. The Governor respects that there are hard decisions to be made and has faith that even if he might not agree with every local government decision, the Mayor and City Council did what they believe are the best thing for Denver.

Spokesperson with the Governor’s Office

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