Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) – Robert M Wild, 813 E 4th St, Marshfield, WI 54449, pleaded not guilty in Wood County Court this morning, charged with two misdemeanor counts of intentionally mistreating animals.
The 56 year-old man was accused of putting newborn puppies in a garbage bag and then disposing of them in a dumpster. Marshfield Police responded to a report of kitten sounds coming from the dumpster, at which time they found the puppies inside. The puppies were then taken to Marshfield Area Pet Shelter and placed in foster care, where they are currently doing well. MAPS has temporary custody of their mother.
According to Wisconsin State Legislature, For a Class A misdemeanor, Wild could face a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both.
The pretrial is set for June 21 at 10 a.m. Wild is out on signature bond set at $2,000. He is ordered not to have abusive contact with animals.