Tuesday, December 7, 2010

City Refuses to change Dog Ban

Denver could be violating ADA law by banning pit bulls. The city council voted last night against exempting service dogs from the ordinance. Some of them say they didn't like a part of the ADA law that does not allow service animal users from being required to show a dog has been trained for the role. The ban has been in place for more than 20 years. Animal advocates say the problem is not the breed, but the owners. Some service dog owners are considering legal action against the city because federal law requires local governments to make "reasonable changes" in ordinances to accommodate the disabled.