Four Mio Residents Accused Of Animal Cruelty For Involvement In Suspected Puppy Mill

Four people have now been charged with animal cruelty for their involvement in suspected Mio puppy mill.

Back in December, more than 50 dogs were rescued from an Oscoda County home where investigators say they were part of a suspected puppy mill.

The ASPCA says the dogs were found living in the basement in wire cages stacked on top of each other. More were outside in makeshift pens. Most did not even have food or water.

Wednesday morning, Bradford Quick, Pennie Quick, Noralea Quick and Danielle Quick were each charged with five counts of cruelty or abandonment to 10 or more animals. They all face an additional charge of cruelty or abandonment to between four and 10 animals.

The four Mio residents all pleaded not guilty.

The Oscoda County prosecutor requested that all four be restricted from possessing or having contact with any kind of animal. The judge granted the request.

The ASPCA is working to get the dogs the medical attention needed in order to recover and become adoptable.