Colorado Woman Faces $1,000 Fine for Dyeing Poodle Pink to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Published March 11, 2008

| Associated Press

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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