Another dog shot and killed in Colorado Springs

elaine | March 9, 2011

For the second time in two weeks, a dog has been shot and killed in the City of Colorado Springs. This time around though; the shooting might not be legal. 
Police say a man called police  around 1pm after he shot a Pitbull with a .44 caliber handgun point blank in his yard in the 41-hundred [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Couple in court for allegedly leaving dogs to die

elaine | March 1, 2010

A couple accused of leaving their dogs to fend for themselves after being evicted from their home were in court this morning.
  Cody and Jessica Manning are facing animal cruelty charges after El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies found a dead Labrador Retriever tied to a tree without food, water, and shelter and a Border Collie [...]

Boulder County has new animal abuse case protocol

elaine | February 18, 2010

This is a story from the Boulder Daily Camera:
Local law-enforcement officers investigating reports of suspected animal abuse should consult with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office before determining charges, according to the DA’s new protocol.
Suspected incidents involving serious animal injury or neglect, torture, mutilation, repeated patterns of abuse or death should be brought to the [...]

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 [...]

Huskies found starved to death near Hartsel

elaine | December 17, 2009

      A  couple from Florrisant are facing multiple animal cruelty charges after Park County authorities say they found eight dead dogs and nearly a hundred others neglected and starving.
   The  Park County Sheriff’s Office says Sam and Diane Walker own the huskies that were being housed in a sled dog facility just south of Hartsel a small [...]