Newspaper Publishes Addresses Of Pit Bull Owners
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(CBS4) COMMERCE CITY, Colo. Some dog owners in Commerce City were worried they were at risk after a newspaper published the addresses of registered pit bull owners. The newspaper said it was trying to protect people from dangerous dogs. Owners of pit bulls felt as though they've been targeted.
Pit bull owners in Commerce City recently had to spend hundreds of dollars to follow the new regulations. Toni Denham, one pit bull owner, said she spent $700 to comply with the new rules and thought she was being a good citizen.
'The Commerce City Gateway' published the home addresses of registered pit bull owners. The paper's editor stands by her decision to report the information.
Kathy McIntyre, the 'Gateway' editor, said she wanted people to be able to use caution in areas where pit bulls live. McIntyre said her research showed pit bull attacks in Commerce City happened mostly at homes where the animals live.
The names on the list are part of the public record. There's no law against publishing them.
Pit bulls are banned in Commerce City under the new regulations. Several dozens were grandfathered in and allowed to stay.
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Commerce City Gateway
PO Box 88
Commerce City, CO 80037
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