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Pictures from Abusive Puppy Mill Accompany PunishmentSubmitted: 05/02/2013

Ben Meyer
Managing Editor / Senior Reporter
bmeyer@wjfw.com


CRANDON - For two years, we told you about a couple accused of operating an abusive puppy mill in Crandon.

Now, for the first time, we're seeing pictures of the conditions at their house.

John Johnson pleaded guilty to 16 charges of animal mistreatment and starvation Thursday.

His wife, Jacqueline, died earlier this year.

Prosecutors say she was the main operator of the mill.

Since she was more involved in the puppy mill, John Johnson's punishment will be minimal.

He will remain on bond and be prohibited from having dogs in his house unless approved by the Crandon Police.

Prosecutors will revisit the case in 18 months.

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