Accused animal hoarder charged with animal cruelty in Weld County

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(Photo: Weld County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Weld County Sheriff's Office)

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Weld County Animal Control officers and sheriff’s deputies arrested an accused animal hoarder from California on Monday on an animal cruelty charge.

Officials investigated an incident in which two dogs, one appearing very emaciated, were running loose near Kimi Peck’s home. Further investigation found Peck had faced similar charges in several other jurisdictions, including California and Wyoming.

She was booked into the Weld County North Jail and has a $3,000 bond.

A Facebook page called “Where on earth is animal hoarder Kimi Peck” was set up and reported news of Peck’s past issues with pets, saying she was legally forced to shut down 10 illegal kennels and drove nearly 100 animals from California to Colorado to set up another illegal kennel.

“She breeds dogs, she hoards dogs and her rescue has made her over $1,000,000.00 and she has NO intentions of stopping,” the Facebook page reads.

Last week, Peck was forced to give up more than 50 dogs in Wyoming, KBAK in Bakersfield, Calif., reported.

KBAK also reported that in 2010, more than 150 animals were seized from Peck’s home near Tehachapi, Calif., and she had numerous run-ins with Kern County officials.