AURORA, Colo. -- A family said Aurora Animal Control took their dog and won't give him back, claiming the dog is a wolf-hybrid.
The Abbato family has had Capone for nearly 10 years. They rescued him from the Adams County Animal Shelter where he was classified as a German shepherd mix.
The family's veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks Capone is a wolf-hybrid.
"It's been real painful," 11-year-old Ciara Abbato said.
"Our German shepherd, Capone, got out Feb. 24. He jumped the fence. It’s the first time in the seven years we’ve lived here," said Capone’s owner, Tracy Abbato.