Today marks Rambo's first day in court, but what chance does Rambo stand when earlier this week Toronto put down Munchie, a dog whom resembled a chocolate lab was put down, for biting a man who has criminal charges against him for breaking in to the owners house which have not yet been processed in court. Meanwhile, Rambo's owners, whose ignorance is no excuse for not being aware that a pit bull ban was in effect when she bought Rambo ( who was sold to her as a Bull dog mix) was never told Rambo could be SENT OUT OF PROVINCE and thus be spared a trial, the oppurtunity is now gone. The people vs. Rambo By: The Mississauga News February 29, 2008 09:15 AM - Every dog has his day â€” in court, that is. And today is the first day in court for Rambo, who stands accused of being a pit bull. More accurately, it's the first day in court for Rambo's owner Gabriela Nowakowska, who will appear at the provincial courthouse at 950 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. this afternoon to defend a charge of owning a prohibited animal. There will be no trial today. Rather, some preliminary issues will be dealt with and the matter will likely be put over to a future date. Rambo's case has received widespread publicity, in part because animal welfare activists have seized on it is an example of how the law prohibiting dogs that even look like pit bulls can hurt innocent victims. Rambo has been held by Mississauga Animal Control since he escaped from Nowakowska's back yard through an open fence gate on Christmas Day. His 20-year-old owner says she was not aware of any restrictions against dogs when she bought Rambo at a flea market. If the dog is deemed by the court to be a pit bull, he will be put down because it is now illegal in Ontario to own that breed of dog. Those who owned pit bulls before the law came into place must keep them muzzled in public. Some animal welfare activists plan to stage a small demonstration outside the courtroom this afternoon. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.