"Dumpster puppies" abandoned in Marshfield find happy homes

Published: May. 13, 2019 at 8:16 AM CDT
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In February a door-to-door salesman heard crying noises coming from a garbage can. He called police show found nine one day old puppies in a garbage bag, left to die on a cold winter day. The man who first told police about the puppies is adopting one.

According to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, Mark Theobald was reunited with the puppies he saved and his family decided to take one home.

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“I want them all to find happy families, families that are going to treat them like family. Look at them, how could you not treat them right?” said Theobald. “If it’s a life, does it really matter if it’s a human life, a dog life, a cat life? You’ve got to do the right thing. You’ve got to make sure that those animals are safe or those people are safe.”

Brie and all eight of her cheese-name related siblings have been adopted. Body camera footage from the Marshfield Police Department shows the moments the puppies were found inside the trash can crying. It was 17 degrees outside on that February day.

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56-year-old Robert Wild is accused of putting the day old puppies in a garbage bag and throwing them into a trash bin. He’s been charged with two misdemeanor counts of intentionally mistreating animals.

Wild was released on a $2,000. According to

, after his release, Wild was trying to sell more puppies online.

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