Sunday, December 25, 2016

South Dakota: Deputies rescue 75 puppy mill dogs being hoarded inside barn

SOUTH DAKOTA -- A community tip led to the rescue of a whopping 75 animals from a Pennington County home.

Deputies followed up on animal neglect information Sunday morning in Creighton. Enough evidence was gathered to obtain a search warrant for the property. Deputies found many of the animals to be in poor condition.

Sergeant Randy Harkins of the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said the seizure was one of the largest Pennington County has ever had. He said deputies were working the scene for almost 19 hours.

They removed 45 dogs, 15 rabbits, 14 cats, and one bird from the home. Those animals are now in the care of the Humane Society of the Black Hills.


Humane Society employees accompanied deputies to the scene to provide assistance. According to Resource Development Director Kaitlyn Janak, employees said the conditions were grim for anyone to live in. Water dishes were frozen solid, and the animals were forced into small space.

Criminal charges are currently pending against the owner of the residence. If charged, the residence owner could face a Class 6 felony.


With the amount of animals and immediacy of care needed, the Humane Society of the Black Hills is asking for donations. They have posted on their Facebook page that they are in need of the following:

- Dog food: specifically "Taste of the Wild" so the emaciated dogs are able to put on weight
- Cat food
- Cat litter
- Rabbit food
- Rabbit bedding
- Blankets
- Towels
- Used pillow cases for the rabbit cages
- Monetary donations to help fund medication and upcoming vet costs that many of these animals will need

The owner and operator of this puppy mill JANELL GIBSON was running a breeding business called Doodles to Love - a business she'd been running for at least 10 years or more (one of her domain names was registered in 2006). She bred and sold Goldendoodles and Labradoodles so her 'breeding stock' would consist of Poodles, Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. 

Online, variations of names were found: Janell Misty Munsch, Jannell Daugherty, Janell Misty Daugherty, Janell M Munch, Janell Misty Stack. For the 2012 census, she is listed as Janelle Munsch so there may even be variations of Janelle / Jannell. Her husband's name is Glenn Albert Gibson (Glenn Gibson).

Also, who are David Eisenbraun and Maria Eisenbraun??


(Newscenter1 - Dec 21, 2016)

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