L4PB, those things are going to vary depending on where you're at. I read an article sent across a mailing list that told about this gal who was trying to find her dog a home outside of Denver, and 2 weeks after she was ordered to do so, the cops surrounded her home with guns drawn and took her dog. Another dog owner whose dog (Forrest) got out of it's pen and walked into Denver is facing fines of $10,000 and possible jail time of 2-10 years because of it! Many times in these cases, the dogs are killed. In Forrest's case, there was a lot of publicity around it, and he got relocated to a rescue in St. Louis.
Lindsay & the Gravity Dogs
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