Marshfield man arrested after eight newborn puppies found in trash

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WBAY) -- A 56-year-old Marshfield man has been arrested after he admitted to throwing away eight newborn puppies in a trash can nearly two weeks ago.

The Marshfield Police Department responded to the 800 block of E 4th Street on February 28 after someone reported hearing the sound of kittens coming from a garbage can.

Police found eight puppies in a garbage bag inside the trash can.

The puppies are now at the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter and are doing well.

Police say Robert M. Wild could face misdemeanor charges related to the mistreatment of animals and abandonment of animals.

The puppies could be up for adoption in the coming months.