DENVER - A federal judge in Denver late last month threw out lawsuits against Denver and Aurora regarding their pit bull bans, specifically, when pit bulls are used as service dogs.
While both cities allow pit bulls as service animals Aurora maintains a policy that requires owners of pit bulls to follow more restrictions than service dogs of other breeds.
The city says its restrictions are meant to protect others from the animals.
In Denver, law enforcement officers are essentially told to look the other way when they encounter the animals as service dogs, but the city otherwise bans the animals.
In their lawsuits, users of pit bull service animals said the cities didn't follow federal law.
But U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger ruled that Aurora and Denver had done enough to allow the pit bulls as service dogs.
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