While it won't be easy to forget Precious, what about the thousands of dogs who don't make national news? What happens to other dogs in Prince George's County who were born under a "bad" breed?
Well, they do have a chance to make bail. After paying a $150 fee, owners have the right to take their case to another authority.
"Technically, the recourse is to go before the commission for animal control," Lefkowitz explains.
But that commission, she adds, has less expertise in breed identification than animal control.
"They don't go by DNA," Lefkowitz says. "It's very subjective."