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