Advocate lives just long enough to see puppy mill legislation signed
“Joyce Kitsemble fought for mistreated dogs for more than 10 years and lived to see one of her greatest goals accomplished. Then, Kitsemble, who for years sought tougher state dog breeding and basic care guidelines, died after suffering a heart attack at the state’s Capitol building in Madison. She died shortly after Gov. Jim Doyle signed the puppy mill legislation, Assembly Bill 250. The Wisconsin Rapids woman was 70.