More than 100 seized Castle Rock prairie dogs to be relocated to Sedalia

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A big win for animal rights activists fighting to save the Castle Rock prairie dogs after the animals were placed in a new home.

Developers had to exterminate more than 1,000 of the animals to make room for a new mall, upsetting several people.

Activists rescued more than 100 prairie dogs and after months of back and forth, the state says they can be moved to a private property in Sedalia.

“We look forward to doing research and seeing how they adapt to this place and how they do and watch them grow,” animal rights activist Deanna Meyer said.

The prairie dogs will be released there this weekend, but there is no guarantee they will be successful in their new home.

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