Shame on Michael Bryant, what a sad, sad week. http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/308221 Despite protests, Munchie the dog euthanized Feb 29, 2008 11:56 AM Josh Wingrove Staff Reporter Munchie, a dog that Animal Control officials deemed to be a pit bull, was put down earlier this week despite the protests of his owners. Munchie was first quarantined last September after reportedly biting a man and a small dog in a scuffle near his home. The man he's said to have attacked also faces criminal charges in the incident. None of the allegations have been proved in court. A month after he was quarantined, Toronto Animal Services classified Munchie as a pit bull, and a danger to the public. They used veterinary records, licensing records, the ownerâ€™s statement at the beginning of the ordeal, and a visual assessment before calling him a pit bull, said Eletta Purdy, manager of Animal Services They were holding him in solitary confinement at the shelter, where staff said he hadn't been getting along with other dogs. His owners insisted that Munchie was a mutt, more akin to a chocolate lab, and had been advocating amnesty for the 4-year-old dog. But a court supported the Animal Services ruling, and ordered the dog put down. Sheila Yeung, 21, and Angela Feng, 24, the dog's co-owners, said they spent more than $15,000 fighting for his life. They did not appeal the court's decision. "We had evidence that the dog did attack and bite at least one person and one animal. Upon investigation of that incident, we believed it (the dog) would continue to be a menace," Purdy told the Star earlier this month. â€œItâ€™s unfortunate. We hate to ever see an animal have to be euthanized, but there is a priority in safeguarding both the animals and the community,â€ Purdy said. Munchie was euthanized Monday as scheduled, Toronto Public Health spokesperson Susan Sperling confirmed today.