Kennels, Plymouth, WI, February 2008 These pups stand by the door of
their wire mesh cage in the hopes that they will be taken out and given some
attention. As in the previous photo, that is, indeed, snow you see on the
ground under the wire of the cage. In the dead of a cold Wisconsin winter,
these puppies are living OUTSIDE.
Kennels is described in detail in A
Visit To A Wisconsin "Puppy Farm" and in WTMJ's report and video,
"Inside a Puppy
Farm". These were both written in 1999 -- but, as you can see,
nothing has changed in nearly a decade at Pretty Penny Kennels.
In the 1999 WTMJ
interview, Mike Jacobs asked kennel owner Gerald Schulz if he wasn't concerned
that some of the puppies might die in the cold. Mr. Schulz's response:
""I could lose 'em all tomorrow from a disease or something too. It's
a rough business trying to keep 'em all alive."
UPDATE: In 2011, Pretty Penny Kennels applied for and
was granted a "temporary license" under
WI Act 90.
However, Mr. Schulz declined to upgrade his facilities to comply with the new
regulations, so was denied a permanent license.
Under the law, Mr. Schulz
may still sell fewer than 25 dogs a year, from three litters. If you have
reason to suspect that he is selling more dogs, or are concerned about the
conditions in which his remaining dogs are being kept, please see our
Filing a Complaint page for details on how to
contact DATCP with your concerns!
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