HARTSEL, Colo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Park County, Colo., said nearly 100 dogs were seized from an area kennel after allegedly being found starving and severely neglected.
The Park County Sheriff's Office said the sled dogs were taken from the Pawsatrak Racing Sled Dog kennel near Harstel, Colo., and an additional eight dogs were allegedly found dead on the property, The Denver Post reported Friday.
Colorado state veterinarian Dr. Keith Roehr said the kennel's operators, Sam and Diane Walker, will likely face felony neglect and cruelty charges.
Thursday's law enforcement action took place after Wegener and Park County animal control Sgt. Bobbi Priestly claimed to have seen dead dogs at the kennel hidden inside bags of dog food on Tuesday.
A Humane Society of the United States spokeswoman told the Post the dogs seized from the site will be placed up for adoption once their conditions improve.