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Miami-Dade Man to Be Fined After Dying Dog to Look Like ‘Pikachu’ Character

A Miami-Dade man will get a punishment after drawing national notice during Monday’s Miami Heat game with the dog he colored yellow to resemble a Pikachu.

When the Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves game was being televised at Ballys Sports North, Erik Torres, the proprietor of World Famous Puppies in Doral, was present with his puppy.

Torres was informed by Miami-Dade Animal Services on Wednesday that he will be punished for breaking Miami-Dade County Ordinance 5-12A, which makes it unlawful to possess, sell, or transfer any animal that has been dyed or artificially colored.

World Famous Puppies’ manager requested a copy of the ordinance, and she was given one. Prior to Monday’s game, Miami-Dade Animal Services received complaints about the establishment about the sale of ill puppies, and during an examination on December 21 they discovered several that had been colored.

Torres said to our sister station Telemundo 51, “I did it in California and I brought (the dog) to Florida. I believe the law is outdated.

Before coloring his dog, Torres claimed to have done his homework and used an organic dye that is suitable for both dogs and horses.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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