Pretty Penny Kennels,
Plymouth, WI Row upon row of whelping pens (left) and indoor/outdoor
runs (right). The indoor-outdoor runs were used only by the Labradors and
larger "hunting" breeds; the rest of the dogs at this
"farm" were kept in wire cages resembling rabbit hutches.
These pens were
piled with feces (the dark spot on the floor is "run-off") and little
natual light was available. This photo was computer-enhanced so that you can
see the details; the smell was indescribable.
Kennels is described in detail in A
Visit To A Wisconsin "Puppy Farm" and in WTMJ's report, "Inside a Puppy
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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