The results are in.
Capone, once held indefinitely by Aurora Animal Control officers who claimed he was a wolf-hybrid, has now been released back to the Abbato family, free of all charges.
The Abbatos rescued German Shepherd mix Capone from the Adams County Animal Shelter in Brighton, Colorado, nearly 10 years ago. Along with the recommendation of the shelter, Capone’s veterinarian also stands by the dog’s German shepherd classification. But Aurora Animal Control claimed otherwise.
“It’s been real painful,” 11-year-old Ciara Abbato told Fox 31 Denver after her dog was taken by animal control officers.