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IN SHORTDENVER VOTERS REPEAL BAN ON OWNING PIT BULLS

Starting this January, residents of Denver can legally own pit bull–type dogs.

Voters passed Ballot Measure 2J by a 66% margin during the Nov. 3, 2020, election, repealing the 30-year-old ban against keeping pit bull–type dogs as pets within Denver city limits.

The new legislation institutes a permit system for pit bull–type dogs, which must be registered with Denver Animal Protection, microchipped, neutered or spayed, and vaccinated, among other things. Only two dogs with permits are allowed per home.

Owners must notify animal control if their dog escapes or bites