Another win for pit bulls!

2021 has been a good year for pit bulls in the metro area. On Jan. 1, Denver’s new pit bull permitting process went into place, replacing a 30-year-old breed ban and allowing pit bulls back into the City. Then, on Jan. 11, Aurora City Council held a final vote to also repeal their breed ban!…

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First shelter dog in White House

At Dumb Friends League, we love to see dogs succeed, so it is not surprise that we were thrilled about the nation’s first rescue dog moving into the White House! We knew this news would be very popular with some of our current residents, so we interviewed them to hear their thoughts on First Shelter…

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Denver loves dogs!

On November 3, Denver voters overwhelmingly voted to overturn the pit bull ban and replace it with a pit bull licensing system. Amendment 2J passed with 65 percent of the vote, verifying what the Dumb Friend’s League has known for a long time – Denver loves dogs, regardless of breed!

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Vote Yes on 2J

End Denver’s Ban on Pit Bulls and Replace with Provisional Permitting Breed specific bans do not work: they do not make Denver safer, nor do they encourage responsible dog ownership. 30 years ago, Denver implemented a ban on all dogs that looked like pit bulls. This ban has cost the City of Denver $5.8 million…

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Colorado Congressman introduces Animal Cruelty Investigations Bill

Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse introduced a bill this month that would increase the regulation of animal cruelty cases across the country. The Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act will establish a division in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that would investigate, enforce and prosecute felony animal cruelty crimes.  The bill will create a dedicated team…

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Pits at the polls!

Denver residents have a new ballot measure that they will be voting on come election day. On Monday, August 17, Denver City Council voted unanimously to send a replacement of the pit bull ban to Denver voters on November 3. The latest version would repeal the current ban and replace it with a “pit bull…

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Compassion always

Compassion always. Those words are more than just the Dumb Friends League’s tagline. Maintaining one’s integrity while enhancing others’ dignity is the culture we strive to achieve.

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Prepare a COVID-19 plan for your pets

While there is no evidence that your pets can get the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, from an infected person, it is still important to consider your pet in your COVID-19 preparation plans. Whether sheltering at home, or in the unfortunate case that you are admitted into the hospital, ensuring you have reliable care for your pets…

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Puppy Mill Bill Introduced in Legislature

A celebration on Monday kicked off the official campaign to pass a puppy mill ban in Colorado. Rep. Monica Duran and Sen. Mike Foote, in collaboration with First Gentleman Marlon Reis and the Humane Society of the United States are running House Bill 20-1084

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Pawlicy Post

Animal advocates received an extra gift this holiday season when President Trump signed a federal spending package for the 2020 fiscal year that included several investments in animal welfare.

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