Kennels, Plymouth, WI A newly purchased puppy says good-bye to his
mother. The pup, named Scratch, had altogether too short a life due to a
congenital disease from poor breeding. Nothing further is known about the mom,
who probably never had a name.
Remember the rusty
wire mesh in the previous photo? Mama Westie's fur is stained from the rust in
her cage. See The Story of Scratch: A
Courageous Little Dog for the photographer's impressions of the
conditions these dogs were kept in, and also for more about Scratch, the pup.
Kennels is described in detail in A
Visit To A Wisconsin "Puppy Farm" and in WTMJ's report, "Inside a Puppy
UPDATE: In 2011, Pretty Penny Kennels applied for and
was granted a "temporary license" under
WI Act 90.
However, Mr. Schulz declined to upgrade his facilities to comply with the new
regulations, so was denied a permanent license.
Under the law, Mr. Schulz
may still sell fewer than 25 dogs a year, from three litters. If you have
reason to suspect that he is selling more dogs, or are concerned about the
conditions in which his remaining dogs are being kept, please see our
Filing a Complaint page for details on how to
contact DATCP with your concerns!
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