Sled dog abuse cases cause some to question sport

elaine | February 10, 2011

Sled dogs and their care, or lack of has been in the news a lot lately.  The slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Canada has re-energized efforts by some animal activists to ban or boycott dog sled rides, a popular activity among tourists in many winter vacation spots, including here in Colorado.
Closer to home a [...]

Dog is left for dead after someone slits her throat

elaine | June 28, 2010

According to a story by the Associated Press, A German Shepard-mix in Minnesota is lucky to be alive after someone slit her throat and left her for dead.
The dog , now called “Star”, was found after she wandered into a yard last week, suffering from serious injuries according to Ericka Stoltenberg, manager of the Otter [...]

Couple formally charged with felony animal abuse

elaine | March 22, 2010

 
     Felony animal cruelty charges were filed today in Fairplay against the Park County couple accused of starving nearly a hundred of sled dogs.
A Park County Court Clerk tells us Samuel and  Diane Ealker appeared in court today and  they both face 28  counts…..including six for  felony aggravated cruelty to an animal
      Back in December [...]

Couple in court on felony animal abuse charges

elaine | January 4, 2010

     The couple accused of starving dozens of  their sled dogs at their Park County kennel appeared in court today.  
     Sam and Diane Walker’s hearing was continued and now they are scheduled be formally charged on Jan. 26 in Fairplay.
     The Walkers turned themselves in to Park County authorities on Christmas Day, more than a [...]

Not the first time sled kennel has been in trouble with the law

elaine | December 29, 2009

The recent confiscation of dogs and consequent arrest of a couple that run a sled dog kennel in Hartsel isn’t the first time the one of the dog owners has been in trouble with animal control officers.
 
 In an arrest affidavit, Park County Sheriff’s Deputies stated that they have dealt with Sam Walker, owner of Pawsatrack [...]

Look cool and Smile too!

elaine | October 8, 2009

Want to look trendy AND help out your favorite cause?   Check out some new bracelets that are all the rage in Hollywood.  You can see this wrist candy on the arms of stars like Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, and Darryl Hannah.  They are called “I’m Tired of…” bracelets and 50% of proceeds go to the charity [...]