In January, we told you about the shooting of Ziggy, a border-collie mix, by Wilfred Europe, an Adams County deputy seen here who'd previously shot another dog and a driver in separate incidents.
Ziggy's owner, Jeff Fisher, maintains that the shooting was unjustified, but Dave Young, DA for the 17t ... More >>
Update: Monday's shooting of border-collie mix named Ziggy by an Adams County deputy -- see our previous coverage below -- continues to spin off new developments. The latest? An attorney for deputy Wilfred Europe insists that his client shot the dog in self-defense, and denies that Europe and his fe ... More >>
Update: When Gary Branson planned a trip out of town over Thanksgiving, his cousin offered to watch his beloved dog, Chloe, until his return. In the interim, though, tragedy struck: Chloe slipped out of the house and was killed by a Commerce City police officer in an incident caught on video. Branso ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we reported that Animal Law Center attorney Jennifer Edwards' services had been retained in the case of Chloe, a dog shot and killed by a Commerce City police officer during an incident caught on video; get details in our previous coverage below. Edwards provides additional detail ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you the story of Dre, a pit bull reunited with his family in Brighton months after he was threatened with euthanizing following an incident in which he reportedly showed aggression but didn't bite anyone; more than 68,000 people signed a petition demanding that he be saved. We've ... More >>
More than 68,000 people signed an online petition in support of Dre, a pit bull held for months in Brighton after a July incident in which he reportedly displayed aggressive behavior but didn't bite anyone. After weeks of negotiations, as well as allegations of dubious police conduct, Dre has finall ... More >>
Sue Weinroth describes it best: "This goat story got legs and ran," says the mom, shaking her head. Last summer, she watched her two children, nineteen-year-old Maggie and fourteen-year-old Ben, lose their titles, reputations and hobbies when they were banned from the Colorado State Fair on allegati ... More >>
The world of competitive livestock showing is a quiet one, perhaps, but it can be cutthroat. After nineteen-year-old Maggie Weinroth and her fourteen-year-old brother Ben were accused of cheating at the 2011 Colorado State Fair by drugging their prize winning goats, Ben was banned from competition, ... More >>
Big pics below.On August 25, a mother bear with two cubs was shot on a ranch in Crestone by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer.
The cubs were rescued and are growing at a facility near Silt even as Crestone residents continue to wonder if the bear's killing qualifies as justifiable homici ... More >>
Big pics below.Robin Lohre loves big. She loves her daughter, Imogene. She loves her boutique, Talulah Jones, a true Denver retail treasure. And she loves dogs -- especially mutts like Ruthie, who she adopted last year and took with her everywhere "other than restaurants and the grocery store ... More >>
Big pics below.According to the Animal Law Center's Jennifer Edwards, most courts ruling on wrongful death lawsuits regarding pets tend to base judgment amounts on replacement value -- the cost of buying a new animal of the same breed. But Edwards says Dr. Scott Evans received far more than t ... More >>
Denver's quiet policy change to allow pit bulls to be used as service dogs might seem to end a class-action lawsuit demanding just such a change.
But no: Jennifer Edwards, the Animal Law Center attorney behind the court action, says the fight will go on due to several factors, including a po ... More >>
The debate over Denver's pit bull ban is typically characterized as a never-ending argument over whether the breed is inherently dangerous or unfairly maligned between stubborn, closed-minded politicians (who argue the former) and fanatical pit bull advocates (the latter). But the real issue ... More >>
FlickrDenver City Council's decision not to provide a service-dog exception for its long-time pit-bull ban violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to an attorney suing Denver and Aurora on behalf of disabled vets.
Councilwoman Paula Sandoval, who voted for creating an excepti ... More >>
Denver City Council's decision not to provide a service-dog exemption to its longtime pit bull ban isn't just bad public policy, in the opinion of Jennifer Reba Edwards, attorney and founder of the Animal Law Center. It's also illegal -- which is why her firm is suing the city, as well as Aur ... More >>
Why is every body always picking on me?A federal class-action suit involving disabled Coloradans -- two war veterans with psychological disorders -- and their service animals was filed Tuesday against Aurora, the City and County of Denver and its head of Animal Control.
The two veterans, an ... More >>