Hillview Kennels Golden Retrievers — Golden retriever puppy mill
Russel and Jeanne Paasch operate "Hillview Kennel" in rural Richland County in S/W Wisconsin. They run an ad in the Wisconsin State Journal for available AKC registered Golden Retriever Puppies weekly.
The Golden Retriever "breeding stock" consists of over 35 males and females kept in the house and garage. The bathroom houses over 30 puppies at a time. The conditions of the house are horrific. The filth and stench, overwhelming. As there is no outdoor fenced area for the dogs to go, all the dogs "potty" in the house. Because of overcrowded conditions, the dog fights are on a regular basis.
Jeanne Paasch owner/operator, is a licensed registered nurse, and considers herself qualified to treat severe injuries and illnesses herself, and has even neutered male Goldens. Different males are allowed to breed any female in heat, females are bred twice a year. Jeanne will tell you herself she sometimes wonders who the puppies sire is, but registers them anyway with AKC.
There is a "dead pile" on the property where the bodies of Golden Retrievers are thrown. People who go out to see Hillview Kennels, usually end up buying puppies thinking they are "rescuing" a puppy from the hideous conditions, when in fact they are contributing to the continued breeding. There is no law in Richland County prohibiting this conduct.
Complaints include puppies with hip dysplasia, seizures, coccidia to name a few.