The breed ban against pit bulls was first lifted in Denver last month and, now, Aurora is following suit.
Here's the full story...
It's the happy ending these poor pooches so desperately needed.
Following the repeal of Denver's decades-long breed ban, another Colorado city has followed suit.
This is incredible news...Because, these days, far too many dogs of all breeds are living out their days in animal shelters.
It's a real issue...According to statistics by the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs are surrendered into animal shelters nationwide every single year.
A dog isn't just for Christmas...But sadly, too many people don't realize this, and they are quick to give up their pooches once they've grown bored and tired of them.
And, even more heartbreakingly so...Around 670,000 of these pooches end up being euthanized every year, as a tragic result of never finding a fitting home.
An animal shelter is no home for a dog...The permanently unsettled, chaotic, and overcrowded environment of a shelter can cause great stress to our poor pooches.
So this is why it is of the utmost importance to adopt rather than shop.Puppies are cute, I know... But older dogs need love too!
In the last couple of years, adoption has actually been rising in popularity...And more and more people are opting for animal shelters over pet stores every year.
However, despite this boost in popularity...Shelters still need all the help they can get in order to rehome all of their 4-legged residents.
Because some dogs struggle to find homes more than others...
And this brings us to the Colorado pit bull ban.
For fifteen years, pit bulls have been banned in certain Colorado cities.
The ban was designed to restrict the purchase of more "dangerous" breeds.
But this month, Denver repealed the ban...
Meaning that Denver residents could own up to 2 pit bulls, provided they obtain permits and microchip their pets.
And now there's been more good news for pit bull lovers...
Another city has now followed suit by lifting the ban!
People are elated with the news...
Aurora has now repealed the pit bull ban.
Until November last year, the city had seen a decades-long ban on pit bulls.
Voters recently passed a ballot to repeal the long-standing ban on these dogs...
Aurora City Council voted 7-3 to repeal the law today.
There are certain restrictions in place to ensure safety.
Including imposing a higher price on these dogs to discourage casual ownership.
The dogs also need to be kept with the appropriate paperwork...
Plus, prospective owners must not have had any issues with pit bulls in the past 3 years.