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Animal Ordinance Revisions Stakeholder Committee

Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is proposing revisions to much of Chapter 8 – Animal Ordinances. DAP has several reasons for these proposed updates: 

  1. Issues have surfaced with the current code language during prosecution.
  2. Conflicting language was identified in the code during a comprehensive review.
  3. A clean up of references and terminology is needed.
  4. The revisions are meant to enhance public safety, public health and the environment. 

Revisions do not include any changes to the breed ban section of the ordinance, and the stakeholder process will not explore or consider changes to this section.

As part of the revision process, DAP has assembled a Stakeholder Committee composed of representatives of the Denver community to advise on the proposed revisions. 

The Stakeholder Committee will promote information-sharing, discussion and consensus-based recommendations on the revisions proposed by DAP.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and take place in the publicly accessible Denver Animal Protection Community Room located at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. Locations and agendas will be posted prior to meetings. Time is set aside at the end of each meeting for public questions.

Meeting Dates:

  • October 3, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • December 5, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • January 16, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • February 6, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please be sure to regularly check this page in case of any schedule changes.


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