A TOORADIN business owner has pleaded guilty to 115 charges relating to the illegal operation of a puppy farm.
Derul Van Hollis, 68, fronted Dandenong Magistrates' Court today after four adjournments of the case.
His solicitor David Starvaggi entered a guilty plea on his client's behalf and asked Magistrate Brian Barrow for an adjournment until February.
Leader viewed the charge sheets for the case, which includes 115 charges against Mr Van Hollis and a separate 115 charges against Demfield Ltd, which trades as Tooradin Knackery.
Both sets of charges are being heard concurrently and include conducting a breeding and rearing establishment that was not registered.
The case comes after Casey Council executed a search warrant at the South Gippsland Highway business on January 16, 2012.
The case will return to the court on February 28.