Wisconsin man charged after newborn puppies thrown in trash

Written by on March 14, 2019 in Critter Crimes - No comments

The investigation began as a “complaint of the sounds of kittens coming from a garbage can.”

When officers with the Marshfield Police Department in Wisconsin arrived on scene back on Feb. 28, they found eight newborn puppies stuffed in a garbage bag and thrown in the trash container.

The incident was only made public in a Facebook post this week.

It’s not clear how long they were in the bin, but police said the dumpster dogs are doing well.

Police found this bag of puppies in a garbage bin at 813 E 4th St. in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Marshfield Police Department/Facebook

Investigators were grateful to the tipster for helping save the lives of the pups.

The dogs were taken to theĀ Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.

“The puppies are safe and in foster care,” the shelter said later in a Facebook update. “Mom is with her pups in our foster home.”

The newborn puppies found in the garbage can. Marshfield Police Department/Facebook

Police arrested 56-year-old Robert M. Wild.

He was charged with a misdemeanor offences of “mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals.”

Police requested the Wood County District Attorney’s Office charge Robert Wild with misdemeanor animal abuse crimes. Marshfield Police Department/Facebook

The puppies are doing well and may be up for adoption in the next few months.

For now, the shelter is focused on fundraising and taking care of the dogs.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out, but at this time we’re not able to comment about the case,” the shelter said.

Photos Marshfield Police Department/Facebook

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Dawn Walton

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