A 30-year-old Fond du Lac woman, whose eight-year-old son doused two puppies with bleach last month, has been bound over for trial.
The woman was in Fond du Lac County Court Thursday for a preliminary hearing, where she plead not guilty to charges of being a party to the abuse of the dogs. She’s accused of knowing about, but doing nothing to prevent the incident at an apartment complex on February 22.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the puppies was “biting” at the feet of the boy, so he boy poured bleach on him, splashing some on another puppy in the process. The boy then placed one of the dogs in a garbage bag and placed him in a dumpster. Both puppies were exposed to the bleach for about three hours.
WRN is not naming the mother, since the boy is a juvenile.
The puppies have since recovered from caustic burns, although the lungs of one known as Turner are permanently scarred. They were adopted and sent to new homes this past weekend.