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Where have all the dogs gone?

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Aurora began enforcing its restricted-breed ban on Wednesday, February 1. While pit-bull-like dogs were the focus of this action, the ban includes other large, potentially aggressive breeds such as Staffordshire terriers and American bulldogs.

With this ban, Aurora joined other cities in Colorado, including Denver and Castle Rock. Other communites are considering either a ban or more restrictive vicious-dog fules to avoid becoming pit-bull havens.

Before the ban was approved, the city had a total of 365 licensed dogs now considered restricted breeds. At the beginning of the month, only 151 had been registered which begged the question: Are people not registering their dogs or did half of those dogs disappear?

For more on this story, see Aurora pit-bull lovers rush