- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - The new director of operations at a Snowmass Village dog sled business says he is trying to change its image following complaints over treatment of sled dogs.

Danny Phillips said Monday that the business, called Krabloonik, is trying to reduce its pack from about 250 to between 175 and 200 dogs.

According to the Aspen Daily News (https://tinyurl.com/mzr5kpd ), the business suffered after longtime owner Dan MacEachen was charged with eight misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty in December. The district attorney’s office seized eight dogs that month, saying they were malnourished and in need of veterinarian care.

MacEachen has pleaded not guilty, saying previously that the dogs were well-cared for. A trial is scheduled in October.

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Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com


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