Hair color for dogs, professional dog dying, stylish? Or abuse?
BOULDER, Colo. — Just about every product you can buy
is available in pink, or at least pink packaging, to raise awareness
and money for breast cancer research. But one hair stylist's move to
color Cici, her white poodle, pink for the cause has gone too far and
could cost her $1,000, authorities in Boulder said.
Joy Douglas, owner of Zing Hair Salon, will appear in
municipal court Tuesday on a charge of violating a city ordinance that
prohibits the coloring or dyeing of animals. It was passed several years
ago to discourage families from dyeing rabbits and chicks for Easter.
Lisa Pedersen, director of the humane society, said she's received complaints and they've warned Douglas several times.
Douglas is certain the pink stain doesn't harm Cici: She uses organic beet juice.
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