Only in Boulder could such a ridiculous story originate. It would be one thing if the dog had been harmed in any way, but in this situation even that tenuous justification was not present. The lady had used an organic beet juice dye that did not harm the dog. Libertarians can sometimes be split on the role that the government should play in protecting animals from abuse. However, I think almost all would agree that it is not the governments place to protect an animal from a bad hairstyle.