Coco was deemed a prohibited animal even though Animal Control Officers agreed that Coco possessed only 11 of 27 traits city officials have identified as "pit bull" traits, apparently using outdated breed standards.
The ordinance states that a dog is prohibited only if it is an American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier or if it possesses the majority of attributes of one or more of the three breeds, or possesses "the distinguishing characteristics" that "substantially conform to" the breed standards.
Coco was not identified as a purebred dog and was considered a mixed breed dog by two of 3 animal control officers.
This sad and tragic event has devastated CoCo’s family and illustrates the pure evil of breed specific legislation..
There's no science, no logic and no eveidence that condemned CoCo to death.
Just the ignorance of some local animal conrol officers who ":thought" CoCo looked "like a Pit Bull" and killed her.
How's that for logic? How's that for fairness? Is this the way our system is supposed to work?
Are we supposed to condemn and convict based on looks alone? That's how it's done in Denver - and plenty of places like it - fair or not.
Are you outraged yet?