Law Finally Catches Up With Woman Accused Dog Hoarding in Several States

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Kimi Peck, formerly of California, was arrested on animal cruelty charges in Weld County, Colorado after someone reported seeing two dogs running loose near Peck’s home, one looking very emaciated.

According to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Peck has been investigated many times in several other jurisdictions, including both California and Wyoming.  All of the investigations revolve around allegations of animal hoarding, neglect and abuse.

Peck has now been booked into the Weld County North jail complex.  She is being held on $3,000 bond.

Animal control officers were dispatched to Peck’s home last week, where they found her with 57 dogs in a house trailer she was pulling with a truck according to Bob Fecht.  Fecht is the CEO of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in Wyoming.

The shelter got a call from someone recognizing Peck’s truck. Pictures of Peck and the vehicle can be found on the “Where on Earth is Animal Hoarder Kimi Peck?” Facebook page.

When finally caught up to by authorities, Peck did agree to surrender 53 dogs to the shelter.  She was allowed to keep four of them.

Laws in Weld County prohibit keeping more than eight dogs on a single property without special licensing, and the property must be ten acres or more.  In Cheyenne, a maximum of four animals are allowed by law per property, without similar licensing and well regulated living conditions.

Animal control officers, when recovering the surrendered dogs, handed out citations for a lack of proof of vaccination for her dogs.

When RTV6’s sister news station, 7NEWS reported in April that Peck had left the West Coast because “she had nowhere else to go,” animal rights activists from California called the station to advise they believed she moved to Weld County.

In California, Peck has been evicted from at least two different rental properties.  KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California reported findings of multiple dead dogs found in a pool on property she owned.

People facing dog neglect and hoarding charges in California and Colorado can be subject to multiple, hefty fines, along with having to pay for continuing care for the animals until such a time that they can be adopted out.

3 thoughts on “Law Finally Catches Up With Woman Accused Dog Hoarding in Several States”

  1. She agreed with surrendering all but 4 of the 57. Bullshit! Take them all away. Why does she even have a say in the matter?

  2. Another twit that doesnt have a life but thinks its normal to have over 50 dogs ? And the authorities ordered she could keep 4? Wasnt there some type of monitoring to the person re dead dogs found in old rental properties? good news to the outcomes for the dogs thank god.

  3. She had 50 dogs because she had saved them from situations like the 4 she found starving to death in the desert. She nursed them back to health and was taking them to various rescues (the ones she was not able to adopt out). She had successfully placed 80 dogs into rescues and private homes over the previous 3 months. When she ran out of places to take them in California she tried rescues in Colorado and Wyoming and was headed for Utah where Best Friends rescue was waiting to take all of them. Wyoming wouldn’t let that happen because they needed the publicity and donations. Weld County was angry that she wouldn’t place them in their high kill shelters and trumped up a charge of animal cruelty against her. However, Weld County’s lies are about to catch up with them. It is easy to throw stones when you don’t have all the facts. This woman’s sole purpose in life for the past 20 years has been to save as many dogs as she could from being needlessly killed and for that she has been and is still being persecuted by misinformed and in some cases crazy people who have stalked her via the internet. Her friends are busy putting together a list of her amazing accomplishments and despite all the horrible things that are happening to her now she says she would do it all again if it meant saving just one dog.


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