Puppy mill defendant seeks jury trial

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Waimanalo dog breeders charged with animal cruelty have decided to seek a jury trial.

The court date has been bumped up a week to July 14.

The criminal case involves 153 counts of animal cruelty against Bradley International, which owns the puppy mill.

Each count carries a penalty of a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.

The Hawaiian Humane Society and foster families continue to care for the animals.

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