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Joy Douglas holds her pink poodle, Cici, while giving an interview at the Boulder County Justice Center prior [to] her court appearance in Boulder, Colo. Douglas, facing a $1,000 fine for dyeing her poodle pink, has hired a lawyer to fight the charge in court.

Good grief. Government run amok. Tom

Pretty much. Using a law initiated in 1958 intended to stop the sales of dyed chicks (young chickens) and bunnies at Easter time, an 'animal rights' group complained to Boulder Police about the pink poddle and - the law being on the books - BPD followed up on the complaint with a ticket for the violation. It's the Judiciary that decided to accept the ticket and proceed with a trial.

Joy (a hair dresser) claims she used beet juice, not dye, and the pink was in prep for a breast cancer awareness jog coming up soon. Joy has been to a first hearing an ask for a continuance.
The poddle is still pink.
Stay tuned.
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