Brothers plead guilty in Chihuahua hoarding case

elaine | August 13, 2012

MILLVILLE, Pa. – Two brothers accused in one of the worst cases of animal hoarding in Pennsylvania history have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty less than a month after 185 Chihuahuas were seized from their home.
Thomas and Albert Ambrosia of Benton, about 30 miles west of Wilkes-Barre, pleaded guilty this week to two counts each [...]

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 [...]

SWAT team feeling the heat after shooting dogs and not finding drugs

elaine | May 6, 2010

The shooting death a dog by a SWAT team drug raid in Columbia, MO has caused a huge controversy. So much so it brought changes in Columbia police department policy and even threats to the officers’ lives. While I don’t condone the threats, I do think that it deserves a close look.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and [...]

Not the first time sled kennel has been in trouble with the law

elaine | December 29, 2009

The recent confiscation of dogs and consequent arrest of a couple that run a sled dog kennel in Hartsel isn’t the first time the one of the dog owners has been in trouble with animal control officers.
 
 In an arrest affidavit, Park County Sheriff’s Deputies stated that they have dealt with Sam Walker, owner of Pawsatrack [...]