Blind sled dog thrives with brothers help

elaine | January 25, 2013

JEFFERSON, N.H. – When Gonzo started tripping over his food dish three years ago, no one could explain or stop the Alaskan husky’s quickly advancing blindness. But a veterinarian offered some simple advice: “Run this dog.”
Gonzo, one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, was happy to comply. With help from his brother, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Huskies siezed in abuse case are available for adoption

elaine | January 20, 2010

     Some of the huskies that were confiscated from a sled dog kennel in Park County last month will soon be available for adoption.
Three of the four Huskies brought to Colorado Springs will be made available for adoption this Saturday at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
     These dogs are seeking special homes [...]

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 [...]

Felony warrents issued in abuse case

elaine | December 25, 2009

      Last we told you about a horrible case of abuse at a husky kennel here in Colorado.  Now arrest warrants have been issued for the couple that owns the sled dog kennel where investigators say they found dozens of dogs near death.
      Eight dogs from “Pawsatrak Racing Sled Dog Kennel” located near Hartsel died, [...]

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 [...]