Sled dogs allegedly slaughtered in Canada after Olympics tourism doesn’t pan out

elaine | February 1, 2011

100 dogs were allegedly shot and killed in Vancouver  after an expected post-Olympics boon in dogsledding business at an adventure company didn’t pan out.  Most died instantly, but others suffered according to a former employee at the sled dog company .
The gruesome event was described in documents awarding compensation to a worker, who claimed post-traumatic [...]

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 [...]

Man accused of throwing puppy off bridge into raging South Platte

elaine | June 7, 2010

A 10-month-old puppy is missing and a man is in jail after police say he tossed the pup into the South Platte River after a fight with his girlfriend.
Twenty-one-year-old Gary Carville is accused of throwing the  puppy named “Midnight” from a bridge into the South Platte on Thursday after fighting with his girlfriend about the [...]

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 [...]

43 dead dogs found in freezer

elaine | April 6, 2010

ELKMONT, Ala. (AP)
Nannie Johnson is charged with more than 40 counts of cruelty to animals after police say 43 dogs were found dead in her freezer.
Limestone County authorities said the 63-year-old woman, of Elkmont, Ala., is accused of operating a puppy mill and keeping the dead dogs on ice.

Sheriff’s Department investigator Eric King says one [...]

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 [...]

Man accused of dragging dog to death expected to plead guilty

elaine | March 30, 2010

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinal, federal prosecutors have struck a plea agreement with a man accused of torturing and killing a stolen dog on Colorado National Monument.
Steven Clay Romero, 38, of Grand Junction, is expected to plead guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals, the lone count lodged against him by a federal grand [...]

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 [...]

Colorado pet airline helps with dog rescue

elaine | February 7, 2010

A pet only airline crew out of Denver is making sure that some rescued dogs get a safe flight out of danger.
  The Dogs were taken from a suspected puppy mill in Mississippi and today the American Humane Association’s animal emergency responders will load 34 of the seized dogs onto a plane today operated by [...]

Affidavit available in dog dragging case that even inmates find unacceptable

elaine | January 7, 2010

     The United States Attorney’s Office here in Colorado has released the arrest affidavit on Steven Romero.  Romero is accused of dragging a dog to its death in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.  This case is being herd in Federal Court because the incident took place in National Park Service land. The story of “Buddy”, the [...]