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Owner of Dog Sledding Operation Charged With Animal Cruelty

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Dan MacEachen, the owner of a dog sled operation in Aspen, Colorado is facing eight counts of animal cruelty charges after state authorities snapped photos showing the dogs in poor condition. 


After being tipped off by former employees of Krabloonik, officials say the photos show dogs with signs of infection, in chains and extremely thin.

 However, McEachen's attorney says two of the former employees are trying to smear the owner for personal reasons, including extortion. 


The state impounded the eight dogs last month and says six were severely malnourished and required care. Krabloonik has 250 dogs and most were considered healthy. 


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