Aurora could allow pit bulls as service dogs |

Aurora could allow pit bulls as service dogs

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Pit bulls will likely be allowed as service dogs in Aurora following a campaign by a Vietnam veteran to keep his dog.

Allen Grider Sr. uses a pit bull service dog named Precious to help with his symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But Aurora doesn’t allow pit bulls to be kept as pets.

Grider fought the policy. The Aurora Sentinel reports that a committee of the Aurora City Council has suggested that the full council agree next year to allow pit bulls that help people with disabilities.

Pit bulls for non-disabled owners would still be banned unless the owners had the dogs prior to 2005, when the ordinance was passed. Those pit bull owners can keep their animals as long as they pay an annual license fee.

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