Abandoned Dog Died Tied to Tree

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Originally Posted: 17 February 2010

Abandoned Dog Died Tied to Tree

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FROM Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

Please thank El Paso County Sheriff's office for their diligence in this case and for recognizing that their community expects and appreciates that animal cruelty be taken seriously by law enforcement.


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And/Or make direct contact:

Sheriff Terry Maketa
Law Enforcement Bureau
101 West Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO. 80903
Phone (719) 520-7333

Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending court proceedings. A hearing date is currently scheduled for March 1, 2010 at 9 a.m. (Always contact the Court to confirm court dates and locations as they are subject to change.)

Clerk of the Court
El Paso County Courthouse
270 South Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
phone (719) 448-7700
case #2010CR-36 – Jessica Manning
case #2010CR-37 – Cody Manning


Evicted in October 2009, Cody and Jessica Manning allegedly abandoned their two dogs, reportedly leaving one tied to a tree and one inside a trailer.

A chocolate lab was allegedly tethered outside without food, water or shelter and was discovered there in December, deceased and presumed to have died due to exposure.

A border collie left inside the trailer – also reportedly without food or water – had managed to stay alive by eating garbage, and has since been adopted into a new home. Cody Manning and Jessica Manning have been charged with animal cruelty and currently have a court date scheduled for March 1, 2010.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!