An attorney representing Dan MacEachen, the embattled owner of the Krabloonik dog-sledding business in Snowmass Village, received another continuance of MacEachen’s plea hearing to address charges of animal cruelty Tuesday.
It appears that MacEachen’s attorney Greg Greer and District Attorney Sherry Caloia are working out a plea deal. MacEachen was scheduled to address the eight misdemeanor charges Tuesday, but Greer asked to continue to April 15 so that he could provide Caloia “more information.”
Caloia said she had no objection to Greer’s request, adding that on April 15, “if we aren’t close to a settlement, ... I think we should go to trial.”
MacEachen’s arraignment was originally scheduled for Jan. 14. This is the third continuance of the hearing.
“Irrespective of the plea or the outcome of the court case, Voices for the Krabloonik Dogs remains committed to working toward a sustainable plan that will ensure the higher standards of care for the sled dogs in Snowmass,” said a statement from the organization, which has lobbied the Snowmass Village Town Council to regulate animal care at Krabloonik.
The hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 15.