Dogs Imprisoned at Dane County Research Puppy Mill
These dogs live in stacked cages with wire mesh floors in windowless sheds, with no outdoor access, no grass, no sunlight
3,917 Dogs Imprisoned Near Mount Horeb
According to the 2016 Wisconsin State Inspection, Ridglan Farms keeps thousands of dogs in stacked cages in windowless sheds, with no outdoor access – they literally never leave their cages. These dogs are bred repeatedly, and their puppies are sold to labs across the country for experimentation. In 2017, Ridglan Farms reported that they owned 3,917 dogs to the Dept of Agriculture. To put that in perspective, the Dane County Humane Society adopted out 1,360 dogs in the same timeframe. The enormous scale of this puppy mill is almost impossible to comprehend. And it’s right in our backyard.
Many adult dogs are kept in two-level, stacked enclosures constructed of metal fencing and mesh flooring (floor area: approximately 8 SqFt, 2’ x 4’)
– INSPECTION OF RIDGLAN FARMS | Oct 2016