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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]