Criminal Complaint Filed In Dodge County Animal Investigation
Charges have been filed against a Dodge County woman following a 6-month investigation.
An animal complaint filed back in January 2022, prompted Dodge County authorities to search an animal rescue facility located on Hwy. 151 in the Town of Trenton.
Sgt. Joseph Nicholas (canine handler of K9 Kid) and Sgt. Krueger were sent to investigate after agents of the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health were on the scene investigating a tip into Frosty Foster’s Animal Rescue operated by Fostina M. Uelmen. The tip was regarding the conditions of the dogs at this location.
Through investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health, and working with the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office, multiple misdemeanor charges of violations of WI Statute 951 Crimes Against Animals were filed against Fostina Uelmen. Those charges include:
- Fail to Provide Proper Food and Drink to Confined Animals
- Intentionally or Negligently Provide Improper Indoor Animal Shelter – Ventilation
- Improper Animal Shelter – Space
- Intentionally Provide Improper Animal Shelter Sanitation Standards
The case remains open and no further details have been released.