Severely Injured Puppy Is Not A Pitbull After All

Saturday May 31st, 2014

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A 5-month-old injured dog the Humane Society feared was a banned pit bull has turned out to be a different breed and may now be adopted.

Coco was taken to the Humane Society on May 5th and had a completely fractured back leg.

The Humane Society’s Melanie Coulter said earlier this month Coco appeared to be a banned breed in Ontario.

“Her appearance indicates that she may be of a breed of dog which is banned in Ontario,” said Coulter.

Coco underwent surgery and is in good health. She also had DNA testing to see if she could be adopted in Ontario or if she would have had to be sent to another province.

But today the Humane Society had good news.

“Her DNA results indicate that neither of her parents was likely purebred; the first recognizable breed making up 37%-74% of her DNA is Bulldog and the next most recognizable breed only making up 10%-20% of her DNA is Basset Hound,” said Coulter.

Coco is being made available for adoption, May 31st at 11am. Anyone interested in having Coco be a part of their family should visit the Humane Society’s Adoption Centre during regular adoption hours to see if she would be a good fit for their home.

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