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Elmwood man sentenced to jail for animal neglect

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UPDATE: A western Wisconsin man convicted of more than 60 counts of animal neglect will spend 40 days in jail. 

That's the sentence Pierce County Judge Joseph Boles handed down Thursday for Stuart West of Elmwood.

A jury convicted West in October after 16 dead dogs were found on his property in April 2016. Another 48 yellow labs were seized at the same time. Investigators said he was running a puppy mill, and many of the seized dogs weren't being properly cared for. 

As part of his sentence, West is prohibited from possessing, owning, or training animals for five years. 
 


October 2017
The verdicts are in for a western Wisconsin man accused of running a puppy mill and neglecting his animals.

After a three day trial a jury Wednesday found Stuart West guilty of more than 60 charges. He was acquitted of another 62 counts.

16 dead dogs were found on West's property in rural Elmwood in April 2016. Another 48 yellow labs were seized. Investigators say many of the seized dogs were packed into kennels with no access to food or water, and the others survived by eating only rotting deer and cow carcasses. West will be sentenced November 30.

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