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The City of Aurora’s Housing, Neighborhood Services, and Redevelopment Committee will consider several proposed changes to the city’s animal laws at its meeting on Wednesday, October 24th.

These changes include limiting a resident to owning or harboring three dogs of any ageexcept one litter of puppies whelped on the premises, and removing the fancier’s permit that allowed hobbyists and exhibitors to own more dogs. The stated purpose of the changes is to “create a superior quality of life for residents” and make the city “a desirable place to live and work.”

A public forum was held on Tuesday, October, 16, however, the city indicated its intention to move forward with the proposal despite numerous concerns raised by local residents.  It is now very important for the council members to hear these concerns.

Aurora residents are strongly encouraged to contact the committee BEFORE this meeting and respectfully express your concerns with these proposed changes. Encourage the council that changes to the ordinance should be reviewed by a stakeholder process prior to moving forward.

Here are the meeting details:

*Please note, the committee meeting is closed to public comment and you will not be able to testify.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:00pm- 5:30pm
Aurora Municipal Center
Mount Elbert Room, Fifth Floor
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

To view our previous alert for more information and background, please click here.

Contact information for the committee members:

Council Members
Council Member Crystal Murillo, Chair,, 303.739.7502
Council Member Angela Lawson, Vice-Chair,, 303.739.7518
Council Member Allison Hiltz, Member,, 303.739.7524

Administrative Liaison

Deana Foxen,, 303.739.7411

AKC Government Relations and the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs are closely monitoring the proposal and continue to communicate with the council.  For more information, contact AKC GR at