Application process open for 9 puppies found in garbage

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marshfield Area Humane Society says applications will be accepted for about a 24 hour window for nine puppies found in a garbage bag in February.

The humane society says due to anticipated high demand, the application process will close at midnight April 12. Nine approved applicants will receive a call to schedule a visit to meet the puppies.

Click here to fill out an application online.

Two misdemeanor counts of intentionally mistreating animals have been filed against a 56-year-old man accused of putting nine puppies in a garbage bag, and later the dumpster.

Robert Wild is scheduled to appear in Wood County Court April 22 for an initial appearance.

Marshfield Police say they got a call Feb. 28, reporting the sound of kittens coming from a garbage can outside a home on the 800 block of East 4th Street. When they arrived, they found nine newborn puppies inside. Police say they took the puppies to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.

Officers made contact with the person inside the home, and arrested Wild.