Lewis County Animal Shelter did not have room for all of the dogs; therefore outside resources were called in to assist in the removal of the dogs. The City of Chehalis, Clark County Animal Control, and Pasado’s Safe Haven all assisted in transporting and housing of the dogs. Cascade West Veterinary Office responded and conducted an assessment on site which resulted in four puppies being taken directly to their facility for treatment.
Investigators found a dead puppy in a cage on the property and that puppy was taken by the veterinarian for a necropsy.
Punches admitted to investigators that her place “was out of control”. Based on the investigation it does not appear that Punches was breeding the dogs as a commercial business.
Investigators are awaiting a report from the veterinarian before determining what charges will be referred to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office against Punches.