Rescued puppies doing well, up for adoption in mid-April
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Those puppies found in a garbage can in Marshfield two weeks ago are doing well, and are temporarily with their mother.
The puppies were taken first to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, where manager Kaitlin Loberg took over their care.
At this time, MAPS is not accepting adoption applications for the puppies. Those interested in adopting are encouraged to like and follow the MAPS Facebook page for updates. Loberg says adoption details will be available after April 11th.
Eight puppies were found inside a garbage can Feb. 28 outside a home in the 800 block of East Fourth Street. A ninth newborn pup was found with the mother. All nine were confiscated.
The suspect, 56-year-old Robert Wild, did confess to discarding eight of puppies in a garbage bag, then putting them in a trash can at the curb for pickup.
Police were called when salesman Mark Theobald heard what he thought was the sound of kittens coming from the garbage can.
Wild was arrested, and is facing misdemeanor charges of mistreatment and abandonment of animals.
Meanwhile, Puppy Chow and cash donations are needed to care for the puppies. More information can be found at marshfieldpetshelter.org.