Rating: 1 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 3962 S 2ND St Milwaukee WI 53207 USA


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Penelope (Penny) Wagner: President/ Founder First Friends Animal Rescue (FFARI) was running an illegal kennel in Milwaukee WI from out of her home. Keeping in excess of 20 dogs in her basement in addition to the 30 plus dogs that she was keeping in crates in an unheated store front in the middle a below zero Wisconsin WInter. These 30 dogs were found living in a several inch deep layer of their own waste and confiscated by local animal control. Unfortunately local authorities did not bring crimial animal abuse charges against her and she was charged only with misdemeanors of animal neglect. Animal control had no choice but to release the confiscated dogs to her. She had moved to another location where she and her dogs had caused noise propblems for her neighbors once again and her dogs were allegedly kept in an unventilated shed in the middle of Summer. She has now move again to the Delavan Wisconsin area. It will only be a matter of time until she causes problems there.

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Never allow this woman to own animals again

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Nothing nice to say about this 'rescue' organization. Nothing. It appears that animals were at one time seized from this 'rescuer' because of neglect. Reputable rescue organizations are never in trouble with the law and always operate legally. First Friends website tells of a wonderful rescue organization; however, their actions tell a much different story. Alleged Neglect...

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person who runs this organization is an alleged hoarder

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do a lot of harm to animals

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They got shut down

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the person who runs this organization is an animal hoarder

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