Pink as a poodle

May 2, 2008 5:07:18 AM PDT
A Colorado woman facing a $1,000 fine for dyeing her poodle pink struck a deal with authorities to have the charge against her dismissed if she stops coloring her dog.

Joy Douglas dyed Cici, her white miniature poodle, to call attention to breast cancer.

She says she used beet juice and Kool-Aid. But she was ticketed in March under an ordinance designed to discourage people from dyeing rabbits and chicks for Easter.

Officials in the Boulder City Attorney's office say her case could be dropped if she's not accused of dyeing animals before her next court date in October. Cici is currently white.