Woman accused of running puppy mill extradited to DeSoto County

Published: December 13, 2021 10:40 AM EST
Rose Romano. Credit: DeSoto County Sheriff's Office

A woman facing charges of fraudulent dog breeding practices and animal abuse has been extradited to DeSoto County Monday.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office says Rose Romano, 39, has been extradited and booked into DeSoto County Jail on 107 criminal charges and a $75,000 bond.

18 of the dogs seized from Romano’s care in early November were in such bad health that despite prompt veterinary care and quality nutrition, they did not survive. 18 of the 107 charges Romano faces are thus for causing cruel death, pain and suffering. DCSO says the surviving dogs are getting excellent care at DeSoto County Animal Control.

If you would like to donate supplies (Science Diet dog food, Nylabones, Kong toys, Milk-Bone treats, clean/new blankets, bleach, liquid laundry detergent, etc.) you can send them directly to:

DeSoto County Animal Control
2048 NE McKay Street
Arcadia, FL 34266