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36 dogs seized in animal hoarding case now ready for adoption

Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 19:26:42-04

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Dogs seized in an animal hoarding case in Sheboygan in 2017 are now ready for adoption.

In June of 2017 the animal hoarding case was uncovered at the Kinship Compansions, a kennel near Sheboygan. After multiple complains of animal mistreatment dozens of deceased dogs were found decaying in broken freezers on the property. The case made headlines across the U.S.

It took more than a year for the case to work its way through the legal system. The former owner of the kennel, Christy Tuchel eventually surrendered ownership of the dogs. Now after being in foster homes for nearly two years they are ready for adoption.

The Wisconsin Humane Society says most of the dogs are expected to be adopted by their foster families. A handful of others will be available for general adoption through the Wisconsin Humane Society before the end of the month.

The animals are Golden Retrievers and Bernese Mountain Dogs. Those interested in adopting should keep an eye on, as adoptions at WHS are first-come, first-served, as long as it’s a good fit - with the exception of foster parents, who always get first dibs on the animals they foster.