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

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What did I do to deserve this? this mama dachshund seemed to be asking.
Photos and Commentary by F. Menish

       The buildup of feces and urine today were beyond comprehension.... the urine puddle beneath the Mama Doxie was cheese-like in consistency. The collection tray was full of mold...... It made me sick to hear her whimpering as she looked at me... like what did I do to deserve this?

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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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