22 April 2016: Thanks to
a concerned citizen filing a complaint and the DATCP inspector in the region
contacting the authorities, 35 adult dogs and 13 puppies have been saved from
appalling conditions at what press releases are calling a puppy mill in Pierce
Pierce County Sherriff's Department investigated the complaint, and, along with
workers from the ASPCA, took action to rescue the golden retrievers. The owners
of the property were arrested for mistreatment of animals, not providing proper
food to confined animals and improper animal sheltering, and the dogs were
taken to a nearby animal shelter for treatment and sheltering until until their
custody is determined by the court.
the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project are grateful to everyone involved in this
rescue for seeing the suffering in their region and DOING something about it.
see animals in distress, or being kept in conditions that don't seem
"quite right," REPORT IT -- either to local law enforcement, or
directly to the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Click here for more information on filing a complaint with
will try to keep you updated as this case progresses, letting you know what YOU
can do when the case goes to court.
48 dogs rescued from Wisconsin puppy mill, officials
HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT