Denver voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 2J which allows dogs identified as “pit bulls” to live in the city for the first time in decades. It allows dogs to be adopted. It stops dogs from dying. And it keeps families together.

This is good news for other reasons, too:

It also resulted in Denver being a “bad neighbor” because surrounding communities and rescue groups have had to take on the burden for the city’s regressive and selfish policies in order to save the lives of these dogs.

It’s not a full repeal of breed discriminatory legislation, as other cities have done recently, but it is a step in that direction.


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