Humane Society looking for someone who killed German Shepherd

elaine | June 30, 2011

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was called by Colorado Springs Police, to investigate a potential dog shooting in the 1600 block of Highland Way. Once they got there, they found that the dog had been killed by a human, with a large blade of some sort. The dog was a German Shepherd.
“This [...]

Man arrested after stabbing puppy in the face

elaine | June 28, 2011

DENVER – Police have taken into custody a man they believe stabbed a female American Bulldog in the face.
Denver Police say Matthew Davon Weatherspoon was arrested Monday morning. He is being held for investigation of felony animal cruelty.
The dog is a 6-month-old American Bulldog puppy named Diamond. Authorities say she suffered from multiple stab wounds.
Alameda [...]

More details come out in dog shooting

elaine | March 3, 2011

More details are coming out on the shooting of a dog last night in the northeast part of Colorado Springs.
This afternoon the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region held a press conference to talk about the incident. According to the investigators the both parties could face charges. Animal Cruelty for the man with the [...]

More than 40 dogs taken from Bent County residence

elaine | January 20, 2011

More than 40 dogs were removed from a private residence in Bent County yesterday.
The Bent County Sheriff’s Office says they came to the home after getting to animal cruelty complaints. Once on scene, the sheriff’s office along with the Colorado Humane Society and SPCA investigators found the dogs were living in unsanitary conditions with inadequate [...]

Man could serve jail time for dog abuse

elaine | December 15, 2010

A man who had his dogs seized last year in Park County has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
 
Samuel Walker made the agreement today in a Park County Courthouse. Walker owned a sled dog kennel in Hartsel and last December, Park County Sheriff’s Office found 8 dead and nearly 100 malnourished husky mix [...]

Justice for Buddy

elaine | July 31, 2010

A man who pleaded guilty to dragging a dog to death in western Colorado has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Clay Romero of Grand Junction was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer in Denver.
The dog, named Buddy, was found dead on Dec. 30 on the Colorado National Monument. He [...]

Woman who taped her boyfriends dog to fridge is released from jail

elaine | July 31, 2010

A woman who, police say, bound and taped her boyfriend’s puppy to the side of a refrigerator last year was released out of jail early.
Abby Toll was sentenced in July to 30 days in Boulder County Jail plus three years of probation on a conviction of aggravated animal cruelty.
The 21-year-old left the jail Friday after [...]

Subaru donates a CSI vehicle to ASPCA

elaine | May 17, 2010

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has a new  ”Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)” response vehicle, a 2010 Subaru Outback donated by Subaru of America that has been customized for the ASPCA’s Veterinary Forensics team.  The new vehicle was unveiled at the Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The [...]

Local park “goes orange” for animals

elaine | April 1, 2010

Landmarks around the country including one right here in Colorado Springs  will be lighting up in orange to commemorate “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month”  .
 
 America the Beautiful Park is joining the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in the nationwide celebration of  animals. 
“We’re deeply honored by the support of landmarks [...]

A new bill could have convicted animal abusers online like sex offenders

elaine | February 23, 2010

Soon convicted animal abusers could be listed on an online registry just like sex offenders if a California Law Maker has his way.
The bill introduced Friday by the State Senate’s majority leader, Dean Florez, would be the first of its kind in the country and is just the latest law geared toward animal rights in [...]