Man gets maximum jail sentence for dog abuse

elaine | February 7, 2011

The man accused in the abuse of nearly 100 sled dogs in Park County back in 2009 was sentenced in court today, and received the maximum jail sentence.
Last December Samuel Walker pleaded guilty to Felony Aggravated Animal Cruelty.
In the Park County Courthouse in Fairplay this afternoon Walker was sentenced to the maximum 90 days in [...]

Woman in massive dog cruelty case only gets probation

elaine | October 18, 2010

A Florissant woman who was charged will 28 counts of animal cruelty, including felonies, made a plea agreement in court that some might think is, well, pretty easy.
Diane Walker will only serve two years probation on one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.  The District Attorney dropped all other 27 charges as part of the bargain.
Diane [...]

Keeping your dogs safe on the 4th

elaine | June 28, 2010

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday.  I always find myself in the mountains somewhere enjoying the festivites.  While I love the holiday, many pets do not.  Many animals hear and see fireworks and run off into the night on the 4th. 
In fact July 5th is the busiest day for most animal shelters.   “4th [...]

Dog rescue facing charges after 261 dogs are seized

elaine | May 27, 2010

The owners of a dog rescue organization Florida face animal cruelty charges after authorities reportedly seized hundreds of dogs.
The sheriff’s office reports that deputies and animal control officers responded to the Mid-Florida Retriever Rescue Wednesday following an anonymous complaint. Officials began inspecting and removing dogs from the property. Many of the dogs were malnourished, infested [...]

Dogs stuck in gold mine are out and back home

elaine | April 15, 2010

     
       Two dogs that were trapped in a gold mine shaft near Cripple Cripple have gotten out and animal control took them home.
Yesterday rescuers were trying to coax the dogs out of a Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine with   food, treats and water. It didn’t work.
      Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mikel Baker said officials couldn’t go [...]

Sled dog still looking for the perfect home

elaine | March 18, 2010

One of the dogs that was rescued from the Park County sled dog kennel along with about 100 dogs, is still in need of a new home.
“Cupid” is a four year old, neutered male Alaskan Husky mix that is at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs.  Since Cupid has been chained [...]

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 [...]

Finding “Fido”; Making sure your pet’s info is up to date.

elaine | November 5, 2009

A purebred boxer was found wandering the streets and is now up for adoption at an animal shelter in Charleston, SC.   Shelter Operations Supervisor Staycee Dains knows he has an owner. With one scan she found an ID microchip implanted between his shoulder blades.   “They gave us a name and an address that’s outdated,” Dain [...]