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Wisc. Man Accused of Dumping 8 Newborn Puppies in Garbage

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Larry Stauffer wearing a red shirt: Robert Wild | Marshfield Police Department © Marshfield Police Department Robert Wild | Marshfield Police Department

A Wisconsin man has been arrested after allegedly throwing away eight newborn puppies in a sealed garbage bag inside a dumpster, PEOPLE confirms.

On Feb. 28, Marshfield police officers responded to a call reporting “the sound of kittens coming from a garbage can,” a police news release states. Upon arrival, officers found that the sounds were actually coming from eight puppies.

The puppies were in a plastic garbage bag and had been thrown out as trash. They were taken to Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.

When officers spoke to the resident, Robert Wild, he allegedly admitted to discarding the puppies.

Wild, 56, was arrested and taken into custody for mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals.

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a group of stuffed animals: Wisc. Man Accused of Dumping 8 Newborn Puppies in Garbage © Marshfield Police Department Wisc. Man Accused of Dumping 8 Newborn Puppies in Garbage On Tuesday, the shelter shared a photo of the puppies on Facebook. They are now being fostered and will be put up for adoption at a later date.

It is unclear whether Wild has an attorney.

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