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Silver Lining Kennel, Colfax, WI, June 2008
USDA Certificate # 35-B-0169

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Tray full of curdled urine and moldy feces just inches below the pups and mama dogs.
Photos and Commentary by F. Menish

       I saw a large accumulation of feces and urine lying in the collection trays, inches below the pups and the mama. The foul odor and flies the dogs were exposed to were beyond comprehension. I could not fathom this as being an acceptable, much less humane, way to raise man's best friend.

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As of 27 September 2011, Silver Lining Kennel and Pic-A-Pet Plus pet stores now also hold Wisconsin license number 268586-DS and have upgraded to become compliant with the minimum Standards of Care specified by Act 90/s.173.41 - WI Dog Sellers Program. These photos and commentary are from June 2008, prior to the passage of Wisconsin Act 90/s.173.41, when Silver Linings was regulated only by the USDA.


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