Miami-Dade County, FL: DNA test fails to sway hearing officer

The dog in question has done nothing wrong. It is merely short-haired and somewhat “muscular.”

Dog Trial: Case Of Mistaken Identity?

Owner Says Miami-Dade Animal Services Has Wrong Dog

POSTED: Saturday, August 1, 2009
UPDATED: 9:44 am EDT August 3, 2009

MIAMI — […] “Under the DNA tests we took, this dog shows four different breeds, none of which are banned in Miami-Dade County,” she said. Bardawil said according to the test results, Baby Girl is part whippet, not pit bull.

The results did not convince hearing officer Rafael Licea, who said the physical description of Baby Girl satisfied the county’s pit bull definition.[…]

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