A state typically known for its love for canine companions, it might come as a shock to some that one Colorado city was ranked as one of the least pet-friendly spots in the country in a recent report from WalletHub.
Due to low scores in “pet budget,” “pet health and wellness,” and “outdoor pet-friendliness,” Aurora, Colorado was ranked 92nd out of 100 of the country’s largest cities. The report used criteria like veterinary costs, pet-friendly restaurants per capita, and walk scores to come up with the rankings. See the full methodology here.
It’s also worth mentioning that Aurora utilizes a controversial “breed ban,” that bans American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, and Staffordshire bull terriers from the city. If one of the above breeds is discovered in Aurora, the owner is subject to a summons and court appearance, with the animal subject to being impounded. If convicted, owners are given the option to relocate the dog outside of the city or the city will likely order the animal to be surrendered. Read more about that here.
Other spots in Colorado also made the list, though none broke the top 10. Colorado Springs ranked the highest in the Centennial State at 16th. Denver ranked at 21st.
Read more about the report here.
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