DENVER (CBS4)– A property owner in Sedalia has donated land where dozens of seized prairie dogs will find a new home.

About 100 prairie dogs were seized from a Castle Rock garage on Tuesday after the animals were removed from a shopping mall development site.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The prairie dogs were trapped for relocation after arbitration with the developer, but plans to move them to a ranch in New Mexico fell through.

On Tuesday, wildlife officers seized the animals in Castle Rock, removing them in the large tubs they had been kept in.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

People have been protesting the destruction of prairie dogs that live in underground colonies to make way for the mall.

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