A Florida woman says she’s been fined $255 because of her dog’s Halloween costume!
Christine Hill says she decided to dye her poodle’s tail and feet pink in honor of the holiday.
But when an animal control officer saw the dog, Hill got a ticket for breaking a state law.
Christine hill says for fun, on Halloween, she dyed her poodle’s paw’s pink and the tip of her tail.
Christine says, “It goes on like shampoo and you rinse it off like shampoo.”
She bought the bottle of dye online and paid about $15 for it. The website says it’s specifically for dogs and you can get in any color. Christine says it always gets people’s attention.
She says, “Everyone thinks it’s cute.”
But it got the attention of an animal control officer who just happened to be driving by. Christine says, “She told me it was against the law.”
Christine was in this field across from her house when the officer stopped her. And the officer gave her a ticket for $255. And it says right here that she’s in violation for artificially coloring her animal.
Christine says, “I mean, people put clothes on their dogs and t-shirts and you don’t think twice because you’re not harming the dog.”