Police rescue puppies thrown in garbage in Wisconsin; man arrested

Police rescue puppies thrown in garbage in Wisconsin; man arrested
Police said they discovered eight puppies inside a trash bag in the garbage can. A man admitted to discarding them, and he was arrested on charges of mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals. (Marshfield, WI, Police Department/Facebook/WMTV)

MARSHFIELD, WI (WMTV/Gray News) - A 56-year-old man was arrested for allegedly throwing eight newborn puppies into a garbage can.

Marshfield Police announced the arrest Tuesday in a Facebook post.

Officers say on Feb. 28, they came to Robert Wild's home after receiving a complaint. Someone called police saying they could hear kittens coming from inside a garbage can.

Police quickly discovered eight puppies inside a trash bag in the garbage can. The puppies were rescued and taken to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.

Police say Wild admitted to discarding the puppies. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals.

Authorities say the puppies are doing well and should be up for adoption soon.

****Press Release**** On 2/28/19 at 3:15 pm, Marshfield Police were dispatched to complaint of the sound of kittens...

Posted by Marshfield Police Department on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The pet shelter also posted about the puppies. They said they are safe and in foster care, while they make sure they grow up “big and strong.”

*** PUPPY UPDATE *** It was recently released to the media that there were puppies found in a Marshfield dumpster. The...

Posted by Marshfield Area Pet Shelter on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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