A Wisconsin man was arrested for allegedly dumping eight newborn puppies in a bag and throwing it in the garbage.
The Marshfield Police Department responded to a call after a passerby heard strange noises coming from a trash can, leading them to discover the bag filled with newborn puppies. Police had originally been told by a caller that they had heard kittens making noises in the garbage.
Police transported the tiny dogs to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, where they are being cared for. They have since been in foster care and may be made available for adoption once they are slightly more grown, according to a press release on the Marshfield Police Department Facebook page.
The department's Facebook post on the incident has garnered more than 2,000 shares.
Robert Wild, 56, was apprehended at his residence on Feb. 28. He admitted that he was the one who had gotten rid of the dogs, according to police. The department has encouraged the Wood County District Attorney's Office to file a misdemeanor charge for the mistreatment and abandonment of animals against Wild, according to the Marshfield News Herald.
The Marshfield Area Pet Shelter is currently taking donations, which will go towards helping the local organization build "a permanent humane shelter for the greater Marshfield area," as they are currently operating out of a temporary home.
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