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City of Denver overturns pit bull ban

Posted November 5, 2020 6:19 a.m. EST
Updated November 5, 2020 6:28 a.m. EST

— The City of Denver has overturned a 31-year old ban on pit bulls.

Voters approved removing the ban on the dog breed, allowing residents to own up to two pit bulls as long as they obtain a breed-restricted permit.

Pit bulls were first banned in Denver in 1989.

Sixty-four percent of voters were in favor of overturning the ban, while 35% were against it.

The new ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1.

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