In Wisconsin, a litter of eight puppies was found tied up in a plastic garbage bag and left in the trash. Because a passerby heard a strange noise coming from the trash, they called the police, and the officers discovered that someone had tried to rid the world of the adorable puppies in an unthinkable way. The caller had thought that the sound was that of kittens, but the bag was filled with the puppies, all of whom needed immediate medical attention.
Because the dogs were in a dire situation, the police did not have time to waste. They put the puppies in their cruiser and rushed them to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter. They are all in good condition and being cared for and are living in foster homes. Soon they will become available for adoption – and with faces as cute as they have, it shouldn’t take long for them to find homes.
Although there was a happy ending for the puppies, the police were not done. They were determined to find the person responsible.
It didn’t take police too long to put all the pieces of the crime together. And after doing their investigation, they showed up at the residence of 56-year-old Robert Wild and arrested him. When in the custody of the police, Wild admitted he got rid of the dogs.
Now the police department is urging the Wood County District Attorney’s Office to file a charge against Wild. They’re hoping that they’ll at least hit him with a misdemeanor for the mistreatment and abandonment of animals.
The Marshfield Police Department shared the following press release on Facebook following the rescue of the puppies.
“Marshfield Police were dispatched to complain of the sound of kittens coming from a garbage can in the 800 blk of E 4th St. Upon arrival, it was learned that the sound was coming from 8 newborn puppies which had been discarded in a garbage bag and trash can at 813 E 4th St. The bag was removed, and the puppies were transported to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.
“Contact was made at the residence, and a 56 yr old Marshfield male was arrested and transported to the police department after admitting to discarding the puppies. Misdemeanor charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office on Robert M. Wild for mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals. The puppies are doing well and may be up for adoption in the coming months.”
When the police department posted the story on their Facebook page, they were immediately inundated with dozens of comments urging for a bigger charge against Wild.
“This should be a felony charge!” urged one local.
In response, the Marshfield Police Department urged everyone to do the following to make laws stricter in Wisconsin.
“You can reach out to your state representative and ask for more strict laws around this offense and others such as DV. We agree there are some fairly lax punishments for some crimes.”
What do you think about this story? Should he get more than a misdemeanor?
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