Fond du Lac mom charged in bleached puppies case to appear in court

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by Marshanna Hester

FOND DU LAC - A Fond du Lac mother accused of allowing her 10-year-old son to abuse two of their puppies will be in court today for a preliminary hearing.

Amanda Farr, 30, faces seven charges related to the case. The most serious of those charges is mistreatment of animals, which is a felony.

The others are misdemeanors, ranging from intentionally giving poison to animals to disorderly conduct.

Prosecutors said Farr admitted to not helping the puppies after finding out her child doused one of the animals in bleach.

The criminal complaint states the child did so because the six to eight week old pup was biting at his feet.

Another dog had the harmful chemical thrown in its face.

A neighbor, who heard whimpering, found one of the puppies in a trash bag inside a dumpster outside an apartment complex.

That person helped police and the humane society discover the other abused puppy at the home.

There, authorities found another puppy and the mother and father pit bulls, unharmed.

The humane society says the family was breeding pit bulls for profit.

Staff spent weeks nursing the pups back to health and now, all three have new, loving homes.

The mother and father dogs were surrendered to police.

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