On Wednesday, eight counts of animal cruelty were filed against Dan MacEachen, who is accused of providing inadequate food and shelter for multiple dogs at the Krabloonik dog-sledding operation, which is located in Snowmass Village.
MacEachen came under fire following a surprise inspection earlier this month by an investigator with the district attorney's office and two state veterinarians; eight dogs were seized from the operation as a result.
District Attorney Sherry Caloia told the Aspen Daily News:
The dogs were not in good shape,”
Following the investigation, concerns for the well-being of all 250 dogs at the operation were expressed.
Three former employees have filed complaints against MacEachen; one former employee accused him of allowing a dog to freeze to death.
MacEachen has faced prior animal cruelty charges dating all the way back to 1988.
All of the current charges against MacEachen are misdemeanors; he is due in court on Jan. 14.
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