Where are the lock-boxes?
The Trinidad Soup Kitchen (TSK) has been blessing our hungry residents and keeping the panhandlers off of our downtown streets with there own panhandlers on the corners in Trinidad, but what happened to the lock boxes that where part of TSK operation? Do we know how much the TSK has made is the last year and a half? Mostly cash is given to the TSK workers on the street, and now they seem to put the cash in there pockets. We like knowing that all the money went to feeding the hungry, but are there any books being kept? So many questions and no real answers.
~Brad Kirby Trinidad, CO
Dogs attack deer in La Veta
On Feb. 5th on the 100 block of E. Field St. in La Veta, Three dogs attacked a full grown doe. It was about 7:15 am when two labs, a black lab and a golden lab, began attacking.
After seeing this attack taking place, I ran out to try to help the dogs’ owner stop the attack. Armed with only a wooden dowel it was not enough to stop the dogs.
Soon a third dog, a husky, came running to join the attack. By then a neighbor lady came to try to help and called 911 for help.
The three of us could not stop the dogs, especially when they brought the deer down. The black lab went for the throat, while the other two attacked its hindquarters and legs. The dogs had no leashes which made it very difficult to pull them away.
The owner of the labs was badly bit on one hand while trying to pry the lab’s mouth off the deer’s throat. We managed to chase the husky away and eventually the other two dogs after what was about a 45 minute attack.
About 25 minutes after the call, a representative from Parks and Wildlife arrived. By then the dogs had left, but the deer was in such bad shape and traumatized that it had to be shot. These are a few of the numerous dogs seen roaming free in La Veta. That deer could have also been someone’s smaller dog wandering around loose.
~Gary Weston La Veta, CO
La Veta Dogs Attack
Last Tuesday in La Veta, I watched three dogs attack and pull down a full grown deer across the street from where I live. It was horrific. Two labs, a yellow and a black, as well as a large husky, all notorious for being loose regularly, had the doe on the ground and were trying to eat her…alive.
I arrived when my neighbor Gary, and the other neighbor who owns the labs, were both trying to keep the dogs off the deer, which was clearly in shock and on the way to dying. The husky ran away, he’s an older dog, but still has the pack mentality and helped take her down.
As I walked up, one lab had the deer’s throat, the other was already chewing on its hind end. The woman tried to pull her dogs off and was badly bitten by her own dog. After calling 911, I repeatedly kicked the dogs, HARD. They paid no attention. Blood-lust is a thing.
Both owners will receive tickets, one for each dog, from the Town of La Veta, and one each from the State of Colorado. State fines will be stiff. Sadly, though our marshall knows the labs have taken down deer several times before, they will not be euthanized! Still…he’s on a mission about loose dogs.
What if this happens to a youngster walking her/his pup down the street? Will we wait till a child is ‘accidentally’ mauled as dogs attack the pet before we do something about all these loose dogs in town?
What’s sad is that most people do not understand the term ‘Pack Mentality’. Wonderful, gentle, loving pets allowed to run loose join up with other loose dogs and go hunting. They enjoy the hunt, they enjoy the blood lust.
~Beverly Jensen La Veta, CO