Articles: Breed specific ban

January 12 2021

Aurora, CO Repeals Their Breed Ban on Pit Bulls

Aurora, CO lawmakers voted Monday (January 11) to end a 15-year ban on pit bulls by lifting the city’s restricted breed ordinance. The 7-3 Aurora City Council vote repeal will allow Aurora residents to own dog referred to as pit bulls, as well as American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers within city limits. Aurora…

November 5 2020

Denver Repeals Pit Bull Breed Ban

The people have barked and growled as the ban on dogs referred to as pit bulls in Denver, CO been struck down. Ballot Measure 2J to lift the city’s more than 30-year old ban on pit bulls was voted down by a vote of 64.5 percent to 35.5 percent. Denver repeals breed ban and with…

September 24 2020

Breed Bans Make No Sense with Ledy Van Kavage of Best Friends

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Best Friends Animal Society Senior Legislative Attorney Ledy VanKavage and I totally agree, breed bans do not work!  That typically means banning breeds you look and call pit bulls. She says the point of the breed ban legislation was always to make communities safer, but now we…

March 1 2020

Stand Up Against Breed Discrimination for Homeowners/Renters Insurance

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, it’s about time insurance company’s end discrimination that homeowners or renters insurance often places upon owners of a wide variety of breeds. Listen HERE to my conversation with Ledy VanKavage, senior legislative analyst at Best Friends, who wants to once and for all put an end to this.…

February 25 2020

Tell Your Story: Support Ban on Homeowners Insurance Profiling Breeds

If you have a dog that is referred to as a pit bull, homeowners insurance can cost more or may even be unavailable. This discrimination holds true even if your dog, described as a pit bull, is a therapy dog and has passed a temperament testing to visit seniors in a nursing facility. And it’s…

February 24 2020

Denver City Council Supports Mayor’s Breed Ban

It’s a sad time for dogs, and sad day for the support of profiling as Denver’s longstanding pit bull breed ban will continue. Monday night, February 24, eight Denver City Council members voted in favor of overriding Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto of a measure that would have ended the city’s pit bull ownership ban and…

February 21 2020

Lincoln State Cat Show

It’s the most special time of year, the Lincoln State Cat Show is this weekend, February 22 to 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Prairie Center 525 S Randall Rd, St. Charles. Listen HERE to my conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with show…

February 14 2020

Denver Mayor Vetos Rescinding Breed Ban

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, in his first veto as Mayor, chose to veto the measure that would have ended the city’s decades long ban on pit bull ownership. The Denver City Council passed a new code in a 7-4 marathon vote allowing owners to register their (presumed) pit bull with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and…

February 11 2020

Pit Bull Breed Ban Repealed in Denver

For 30 years, it’s been illegal to own a pit bull in Denver, CO. But that breed ban will now change if Mayor Michael Hancock approves. The Denver City Council passed a new code in a 7-4 marathon vote allowing owners to register their (presumed) pit bull with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and get…

January 31 2020

Stopping the Practice of Insurance Companies Discriminating Based on Breed

Many insurance companies deny coverage or charge more for homeowners insurance if you identify your dog as a pit bull, or any number of other breeds. It doesn’t matter that all dogs are indeed individuals, and that nearly all dogs identified as pit bulls are, in fact, mixed breed dogs. Or that the individual dog…

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