Puppy mill operators busted for animal cruelty

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN (WSMV) – Investigators in Putnam County have arrested two people on aggravated animal cruelty charges after they rescued 40 animals from a reported inhumane breeding enterprise.

Police say 44-year-old Tara Neutzler and 53-year-old Donald Schoenthal, both of Cookeville and formerly of Atwood, TN were charged with three counts of animal cruelty and one count of aggravated animal cruelty. Both were indicted on July 1.

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5 Responses to Puppy mill operators busted for animal cruelty

  1. SgtBob says:

    There is a special place in hell for those who abuse kids and those who hurt or take advantage of old people. Those who beat dogs and horses and throw cats around for fun ought to get part of that corner as well.

  2. Joe says:

    So, the AGWs ALWAYS tell the truth, right?

    This will cost them ~$10k just to get to the pretrial conference. Then they will plead out to some bullshit stacked charge due to the >$30k trial costs.

    And what happened to innocent until proven guilty? I know, too quaint.

    I’m out.

  3. Sabre22 says:

    Why only three counts with 40 animals there should be at least counts per animal. I am not a cat lover by any means but i do not go out of my way to abuse them.

Play nice.