Man charged in puppy stabbing

elaine | June 30, 2011

DENVER – Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey formally charged a man accused of stabbing a puppy, causing serious injuries.
Matthew D. Weatherspoon, 19, allegedly stabbed a puppy several times in the head and face on June 27 and then put the dog outside. The puppy was found by a passerby who called police. Weatherspoon was arrested [...]

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 [...]

Dogs maul and kill woman in New Mexico

elaine | April 26, 2011

(AP) A woman from Truth or Consequences has died after being attacked by four dogs while taking a walk Easter Sunday, New Mexico authorities said.
Officer James Harrington said he found four pit bulls mauling Margaret Salcedo, 48, when he arrived in response to a 911 call.
The department said his attempt to drive the animals off [...]

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 [...]

Animal hoarding case pushes Denver shelter to the limit

elaine | June 8, 2010

Denver Animal Control says they don’t have any more room for abandoned animals in shelters. That’s after dozens of cats, dogs, and birds were seized over the weekend.
Police say a woman was hoarding them in her Washington Park home according to a story on KUSA-TV.  Denver Police assisted Denver Animal Control Sunday evening to execute [...]