Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019

Jacqulyn Hutchison charges with selling sick puppies with parvo, mistreating animals

A Wisconsin woman has been charged with several counts of mistreating animals after she admitted to knowingly selling puppies that were ill with a deadly and contagious disease.

American Veterinary Medical Association officials claim that Jacqulyn Hutchison sold at least four puppies with parvovirus, which is a highly contagious and deadly disease that affects the gastrointestinal tracts and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces.

Jacqulyn Hutchison

Hutchison, 37, sold the puppies on Craigslist in early June. A couple weeks later, the four families that purchased dogs from the suspect contacted police after finding out their new puppies had parvovirus.

“It was depressing,” said one of the victims. “My daughter got them for her graduation gift, and she full on took care of the dog, and then she woke up to give him his medicine and take him out and he was already gone.”

Four separate complaints dating back to early June led police to Hutchison’s home in Kenosha. Court records show Hutchison told detectives she had been buying and reselling dogs online for the past four years.

“The defendant immediately knew that the puppies were in danger of parvo from being exposed to the grass area,” the criminal complaint stated.

When police searched her home they found 10 dogs and feces covering a wooden deck where she allegedly kept the puppies.

WTMJ reported on Remy, a dog purchased from Hutchison for $150 and the owner said on “The next day it was still sick. It wasn’t eating. It was having diarrhea. We took it to the vet, tested parvo.”

Remy didn’t survive and the owner spend $500 trying to save the young pup.

It’s sad, other puppies made it, ours didn’t,” she said.

Hutchison faces eight years in prison if found guilty on at least seven counts, set to head back to court next week.



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