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 [...]

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 [...]