Monday, October 24, 2005


Do you REALLY think that this loser of a city (Aurora, CO) is having problems with all these breeds? I bet these folks haven't even SEEN, and never will see, several of these breeds in their entire lives! Geez. The Presa Mallorquin is considered almost extinct. Why not add the Tyranasaurus Rex and Big Foot, while they're at it?! You never know. One might just pop up in your town and eat your kids.

"Aurora City Council Proceeds With Pit Bull Ban

The Aurora City Council has given initial approval to ban pit bulls and several other restricted breeds from the city limits, and is expected to vote on a final acceptance of the ordinance within the next month.

Dog breeds included in the ordinance are:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • American Bulldog
  • Presa Canario (also known as the Canary Dog, The Canary Island Dog)
  • Presa Mallorquin (also known as the Ca De Bou)
  • Cane Corso
  • Dogo Argentine (also known as the Dogo Argentino)
  • Fila Brasileiro (also known as the Fila, Brazilian Mastiff)
  • Tosa (also known as the Tosa Inu)
  • Any mixed breed dog that bears the majority of physical characteristics as the ‘standard’ for any of the above named breeds.

The ban does include an exception, however. Pit bulls licensed within 60 days of when the ordinance takes effect will be allowed to remain in the city. Pit bull owners who obtain a license within the required timeframe will have to comply with several provisions, including:

  • Pit bull owners must pay an annual $200 licensing fee.
  • Pit bull owners must spay or neuter their animal, provide proof of rabies vaccination and must have a microchip implanted in the animal.
  • Pit bull owners must be at least 21-years-old.
  • Pit bulls owners must provide proof of at least $100,000 of liability insurance.
  • When the pit bull is at home and outdoors, it must be confined in a locked, secured pen or enclosure.
  • Owners must post warning signs on their property.
  • When walking the dog, the pit bull must be muzzled and on a leash no more than four-feet long.

    Failure to comply with the provisions will result in a revocation of the license and impoundment of the animal. If a court finds the pit bull is in violation of the ordinance, it will be destroyed unless the owner can provide proof that it will be moved permanently out of the city limits.

    Anyone found guilty of violating the ordinance will be subject to at least a $700 fine and up to one year in jail.

    For more information, contact the Aurora Animal Care Division at 303-326-8280."

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