Monday, 9 February 2015

Pit Bull type dogs Ban Successful in Aurora & Denver, CO

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Per the Aurora's own data, euthanasia of pit bulls dropped by 93 percent since the law went into effect. Pit bull attacks are down 73 percent. Complaints about pit bulls have been cut in half.

From the city's animal care division spokeswoman in March of this year:
“Since the ban has been in place, bites are down 73 percent from pit bulls,” said Cheryl Conway, a spokeswoman for the city’s animal care division.

She described various problems the city encountered before enacting the ban in 2005 that included irresponsible owners letting the dogs run at large, and owners using pit bulls to taunt pedestrians.

She added that the dogs placed a tremendous burden on city staff. According to city documents, before the ordinance was enacted in 2005, up to 70 percent of kennels in the Aurora Animal Shelter were occupied by pit bulls with pending court disposition dates or with no known owner. That number is now only 10 to 20 percent of kennels.

“There hasn’t been a human mauling in many years. Complaints and requests related to pit bulls are down 50 percent. Euthanasia of pit bull dogs is down 93 percent. Of those few that are put down, they are primarily those that come in as strays and their owners don’t come to claim them,” she said.

It’s a similar story in Denver, where pit bulls have been regulated since 1982. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science found that Denver’s dog euthanasia rates fell by 77 percent after the city enacted its pit bull law. Instead of drowning in a flood of unwanted pit bulls, Denver shelters are able to save almost every homeless dog that comes through the door.

In cities where pit bulls aren’t regulated, they make up one to two thirds of all dogs in shelters. It’s estimated that more than one million of them are euthanized every year. But thanks to its pit bull law, Denver appears to be killing fewer pit bulls than any other major city.

Here's the deal with Denver COUNTY - per the website itself, those statistics are by county hospital release numbers. Denver county is roughly the same size as the city of Denver which has a very small land area with the highest population density of the entire state.

The high population density Denver metropolitan area includes six surrounding counties - Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and jefferson although the federally defined MSA includes TEN surrounding counties.

In addition, Denver county is the only county to have have both the largest level one trauma center and a level 2 pediatric trauma center which will receive serious injuries including the most serious dog mauling's from the contiguous counties WITHOUT BREED BANS, and also a good portion of southern Colorado rural counties WITHOUT BREED BANS.

The seriously mauled victims from Longmont CO. humane society's program to adopt out "rehabilitated" aggressive pit bulls into that community would be transported to Denver County hospitals.

That's why their hospital release rates per capita are higher.