Dogs seized from Colorado sled dog kennel
Arrest warrants have been issued for the Colorado couple who operate the Pawsatrak Racing Sled Dog Kennel.
Investigators found dozens of dogs in poor condition on the premises. Eight dogs died and about 100 were seized by authorities last week, according to the Associated Press.
The kennel is in Hartsel, about 70 miles southwest of Denver.
Samuel Maeser Walker and Diane Elaine Walker face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and 30 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
A necropsy on two female huskies found one died from starvation and complications of pneumonia. Another died from ”bloat” or ”twisted gut,” sometimes the result of animal being given a large amount of food after being deprived of food over time.
(Photo: Park County Sheriff’s Department)
Posted by jwoestendiek December 27th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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