Former Iowa puppy mill owner Daniel Gingerich pleads guilty

The southern Iowa puppy mill owner who racked up more than 120 animal welfare law violations in six months has reached a plea deal for his criminal charges. Daniel Gingerich faced two counts of animal neglect with grievous bodily injury or death, an aggravated misdemeanor. He also faced four counts of animal neglect with injury, a felony. A plea agreement filed Monday shows Gingerich pleaded guilty to two counts, one of animal neglect with grievous bodily injury or death and the other of animal neglect with grievous bodily harm. Gingerich, according to the plea agreement, will spend 30 days in jail and must report to jail no later than April 4. Gingerich now lives in Hillsboro, Ohio, and can serve time in that county if he pays all applicable jail costs, according to the agreement. Gingerich is also sentenced to two years probation and must pay probation fees of $300. Court records show the first charge of animal neglect with grievous bodily injury or death, to which Gingerich pleaded guilty, refers to a Golden Retriever that investigators found emaciated from April to July 2021, but inspectors won’t tell him. never taken off the property. She was eventually euthanized due to her condition. The dog, now the subject of federal legislation to strengthen animal welfare law, was named Golden Retriever #142 by investigators and “Goldie” by Rep. Cindy Axne who introduced the draft. law. The criminal complaint says Gingerich failed to provide proper veterinary care to the golden retriever. The other count of animal neglect with serious injury or death refers to the purchase of the dogs from the “Retrieve a Golden From the Midwest” group. The criminal complaint says 13 dogs were purchased, but five had medical issues. Four were injured due to respiratory problems, including pneumonia, the fifth died. It also says the dogs were examined by two different veterinary hospitals and clinics and all had similar health issues. In November, a federal judge approved a deal permanently banning Gingerich. selling, breeding or brokering dogs. Gingerich also agreed to turn over the 514 dogs in his possession to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and the ASPCA. The agreement ended the civil lawsuit brought against Gingerich by the Justice Department on behalf of the federal government. Previously:

The southern Iowa puppy mill owner who racked up more than 120 animal welfare law violations in six months has reached a plea deal for his criminal charges.

Daniel Gingerich faced two counts of animal neglect with grievous bodily harm or death, an aggravated misdemeanor. He also faced four counts of animal neglect with injury, a felony.

A plea agreement filed Monday shows Gingerich pleaded guilty to two counts, one of animal neglect with grievous bodily injury or death and the other of animal neglect with grievous bodily harm.

Gingerich, according to the plea agreement, will spend 30 days in jail and must report to jail no later than April 4. Gingerich now lives in Hillsboro, Ohio, and can serve time in that county if he pays all applicable jail costs, according to the agreement.

Gingerich is also sentenced to two years probation and must pay probation fees of $300.

Court records show the first charge of animal neglect with grievous bodily injury or death, to which Gingerich pleaded guilty, refers to a Golden Retriever that investigators found emaciated from April to July 2021, but inspectors won’t tell him. never taken off the property. She was eventually euthanized due to her condition. The dog, now the subject of federal legislation to strengthen animal welfare law, was named Golden Retriever #142 by investigators and “Goldie” by Rep. Cindy Axne who introduced the draft. law.

The criminal complaint says Gingerich failed to provide proper veterinary care to the golden retriever.

The other count of animal neglect with serious injury or death refers to the purchase of the dogs from the “Retrieve a Golden From the Midwest” group. The criminal complaint says 13 dogs were purchased, but five had medical issues. Four were injured due to respiratory problems, including pneumonia, the fifth died.

It also says the dogs were examined by two different hospitals and veterinary clinics and all had similar health issues.

In November, a federal judge approved an agreement permanently banning Gingerich from selling, breeding or courting dogs. Gingerich also agreed to turn over the 514 dogs in his possession to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and the ASPCA.

The agreement ended the civil lawsuit brought against Gingerich by the Justice Department on behalf of the federal government.

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