Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Just over a month ago, Kimi Peck arrived in Cheyenne with her fifth wheel trailer carrying over 50 dogs. After numerous tips came into animal control about Peck's whereabouts, she was finally confronted at the Frontier Vet Clinic where she surrendered 53 dogs, all of which ended up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
A month later, the dogs are doing well according to marketing director Katie Emmons. In fact, only 15 of the 53 remain as the other 38 have already found new homes. The remaining dogs are in good health, but do still have some issues and are working with a behavioral therapist on staff at the shelter.
Emmons says that the community support was wonderful. The shelter received over 2,700 pounds of dog food along with lots of bedding for the rescued dogs. Local veterinarians also reached out and provided free dental work and check ups for the dogs and even groomers from Laramie helped by providing free grooming. But the community did much more than donate, the helped by adopting many of these dogs and giving them new homes.
Since Peck surrendered the dogs she was charged with a misdemeanor of animal cruelty in Weld County, Colorado. She had her initial arraignment hearing on the 27th of May and was advised of animal cruelty charges. She did not enter a plea at the time.