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Allegan County couple sentenced in puppy mill case

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George (L) and Cheri (R) Burke of Cheshire Twp. (photos courtesy Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
George (L) and Cheri (R) Burke of Cheshire Twp. (photos courtesy Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

ALLEGAN (WKZO) -- George and Cheri Burke, the Allegan County couple that operated an illegal puppy mill that was found to have over 350 dogs packed into cages in a home and a small out building, have been given 60 days in jail and have been barred by court order from owning any animals during a two year probationary period.  The sentences were for charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty.  The discovery set off a huge volunteer effort to clean up the dogs and get them ready for adoption, and to find more than enough homes to adopt them all.

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