Help put an end to puppy mills

Help put an end to puppy mills

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and justice for ALL

United States

#1 Jun 24, 2008
What is a puppy mill, you may ask? A puppy mill is a large scale breeding operation that produces large numbers of puppies for profit. Most are inhumane in treatment and care, and basic socialization, and living conditions. People who run these mills have no concern for genetic complications,breeding, or just basic care. Breeding dogs are usually bred until they are of no use anymore.Confined to their cages for life,not fed right, and kept in severe cold or hot conditions. THey are sick ad malnourished from the continual breeding. Then they are discarded most likely dumped or in one case burned in barrels

Tn. has become one of the fastest growing havens for puppy mill owners. Surrounding states are also growing fast.
You may even have one in or very near your area. We are starting this petition to get stronger laws and punishment for puppy millers.
Please go to this site to sign.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/54/stop-puppy-...
BG Resident

Alliance, OH

#2 Jun 26, 2008
And where is the easiest place to purchase a puppy mill critter in BG? The flea market of course. You will find all sorts of scum bags selling unhealthy, ill bred babies out of their vans for top dollar. Are they papered? Not yet but the seller will send them. Can they provide you with a vet card demonstrating that the pup has been wormed, had appropriate shots and is determined to be healthy at this time? NO she forgot it but will send it. Is there a buy back contract in case the pup is found to be unhealthy or has a congenital defect? Heck no. Right now the Chichuahuas are are hot. I am a vet tech. and see poor wormy little critters being carried around that are in desperate need of EMERGENCY attention. Do not buy any animal at the flea market at any price. They are either throw aways or an "at risk" mill puppy.

If you are in the market for a healthy pet/companion animal, check with a local vet and tell him/her that you are looking for a healthy companion (not show quality) and to please refer you on to an appropriate breader. Every litter from the finest show stock will have a few pups that are quite fit but not show quality due to irregular coat color or eye color etc. They make wonderful pets and are given the same early care as the "show stock". Best wishes.
and justice for ALL

United States

#3 Jun 26, 2008
BG Resident wrote:
And where is the easiest place to purchase a puppy mill critter in BG? The flea market of course. You will find all sorts of scum bags selling unhealthy, ill bred babies out of their vans for top dollar. Are they papered? Not yet but the seller will send them. Can they provide you with a vet card demonstrating that the pup has been wormed, had appropriate shots and is determined to be healthy at this time? NO she forgot it but will send it. Is there a buy back contract in case the pup is found to be unhealthy or has a congenital defect? Heck no. Right now the Chichuahuas are are hot. I am a vet tech. and see poor wormy little critters being carried around that are in desperate need of EMERGENCY attention. Do not buy any animal at the flea market at any price. They are either throw aways or an "at risk" mill puppy.
If you are in the market for a healthy pet/companion animal, check with a local vet and tell him/her that you are looking for a healthy companion (not show quality) and to please refer you on to an appropriate breader. Every litter from the finest show stock will have a few pups that are quite fit but not show quality due to irregular coat color or eye color etc. They make wonderful pets and are given the same early care as the "show stock". Best wishes.
Sadly you are so very right. Flea markets are one of many places that are allowing the sale of these poor animals. Heres a likn to a story that you may find of some interest. About the largest flea market in Memphis,TN who has now banned the sale ofdogs and cats at their facility. http://commercialappeal.com/news/2008/jun/24/...

Also many of local pet shops,(not ALL mind you)...get their stock from these puppy mills. They are even sold thru the local classifieds in the newspaper.

You give some extremely valid advice for searching out your new four legged "best friend". I might also suggest the county humane society if you are not particular about a specific or pure breed. There are many wonderful animals there waiting and hoping for good homes.

Thank You for your support. Thank You for caring.
BG Resident

Alliance, OH

#4 Jun 27, 2008
Of course the Humane Society is perfect if looking for a healthy critter who is already desexed and current on shots. The only drawback is that I fall in love with a half dozen of them and it's so hard to make up my mind. Also, at least in BG, you can get ongoing immunizations there for such a reasonable price.....not just rabies.

Personally, I will not patronize a pet shop that sells animals..........particularly the chain stores.

I have friends who make a point of being at the local flea market every weekend and drive the "millers" crazy. With perspective buyers listening, we ask to see the vet record on a pup. Then we ask for information on the parents......breed lines etc. Then we point out the wormy ones that are in need of immediate attention. You would be amazed at how many turn around and walk away. We are working on getting the sale of all animals banned at that location also. Best wishes.
dora

Prattsville, AR

#5 Oct 27, 2008
The worst puppy mill I have seen is in Scottsville,ky. Why has she not been shut down? She put a nice ,very nice building for the puppies to be seen in. Watch out!!! The parents of those sick babies are further back in her back yard. If you have a soft heart do not go look!
mama

Alliance, OH

#6 Oct 27, 2008
dora wrote:
The worst puppy mill I have seen is in Scottsville,ky. Why has she not been shut down? She put a nice ,very nice building for the puppies to be seen in. Watch out!!! The parents of those sick babies are further back in her back yard. If you have a soft heart do not go look!
If you are talking about Little Friends, you are incorrect. I've been there several times and I do not think it's a puppy mill. My puppy was healthy and in great shape and I saw the parents. I walked all over that place and every dog/puppy there was healthy, well fed and taken care of. That is not a puppy mill. They are good people.
tracey

Scottsville, KY

#7 Nov 14, 2008
thank you very much u out to see scottsville forums about us
BLFan

Canton, OH

#8 Nov 15, 2008
Thank you "and Justice for all" for posting this very critical issue! I will be headed out to the flea market to protest any seller who has animals out there. For years I had pure bred dogs but decided that there were too many helpless babies just waiting for a home at the humane society. Since moving to KY I have adopted 3 wonderful dogs and have had friends adopt several more. Lorri and her staff are unbelievable! Please go down and take a look if you are looking for a wonderful companion...and make a donation! doesn't have to be cash..they are so in need of supplies, cat litter,paper towels, your old newspapers, bleach etc. It will make your heart feel good to help these fine people and you can help save an animal's life!
shelby grace

Hebron, KY

#9 Nov 24, 2008
i think puppy mills are so sad, i was watching a special on tv and they shut down this puppy mill some of the puppies were so confined they counldn't even walk
anonymous

Evansville, IN

#10 Nov 28, 2008
Barbara's little friends kennel is a horrible PUPPY MILL. Parvo is everywhere and the breeding dogs ARE NOT taken care of. They need to be shut down. I'm backing you up dora
Joe

Alliance, OH

#11 Feb 23, 2009
Turn them in
Cockapoo Lover

Versailles, KY

#12 Feb 23, 2009
I bought 3 Cockapoos from a Colleen from Flealand. Is she part of a mill? All my babies have been healthy and are beautiful. They all have good personalities as well. I hope she's not one of the bad one's!
Sherry

Westmoreland, TN

#13 May 2, 2009
I have been there also and I didn't think it was horrible. I feel the dogs are well cared for.

“1 p\/\/n y0ur n37w0rk”

Since: Dec 08

North Ridgeville, OH

#14 May 5, 2009
as long as people continue to ignorantly buy from pet stores, this business will not shut down.

If you want a good pet, go to your local Humane Society. I've got 2 pups from there, and they are the best dogs I could have.
GunsNammo

Haubstadt, IN

#15 May 6, 2009
JerryGoldsmith wrote:
as long as people continue to ignorantly buy from pet stores, this business will not shut down.
If you want a good pet, go to your local Humane Society. I've got 2 pups from there, and they are the best dogs I could have.
If Ron Ford was qualified to be sheriff he'd shuttem down for good.
Sooz

Thomastown, MS

#16 May 21, 2012
If you can contact Stop Puppy Mills, they will investigate. You can get their number on line.
Cockers

United States

#17 May 21, 2012
What about cockers from Morgantown? Suzanne McPherson is who were interested in. Is it a mill or completely fine? Her dogs seem healthy and well tempered, per the breed standards.
cade

Casey, IL

#18 May 23, 2012
how about someone who advertizes in the local papers you call BUT you can never go see the puppies they will bring several in town to choose from everyone ive spoke to about this no one has ever been to there place whats up with that
Jackie OD

Braintree, MA

#19 Nov 30, 2012
Its funny that Barbara's little Friend's is mentioned on here, because I went to look at the puppies on her website and it seems to be down. Was she shut down, did she close or is something wrong with her website? I bought my first dog ever from Barbara's and had him flown to Logan (Boston) and she would not let him come any sooner than 8 wks, he is a boxer and I LOVE him like my son! But he did have kennel cough, I'm not sure if that was after he was here, because his first day check up was a pass the vet said?

I was ignornant to puppy mills until after I purchased my boxer, Oliver from Barbar's kennel. Once I had Oliver I was at the dog park (when he was of age, doing the puppy kindergarten classes and I was really trying to be a responsibile dog owner. So when Oliver was 1 1/2 yr old, my husband and I figured we should get him a companion, because he has seperation anxiety whenwe are at work during the day. But this time I wanted to adopt because I have learned about the puppy mills and I would never want to contribute to that! My husband wanted another boxer and for it to be a puppy, so I did my homework and found a wonderful boxer rescue with a girl puppy. We had to be interviewed by the rescued (including Oliver) and we paid the adoption fees. We got our little girl at 8 wks also, so I signed a contract promising to have her fixed, because I did not want them to fix her too early. In which I did she was fixed @ 6 months old like Oliver.

The reason why I share my story with you, is because my girl was taken from her mother @ 5 wks old to be sold as a Christmas present and the young lady who recived her as a present, could not support her. So she gave the girl puppy to the rescue (which was very generous)! But my boxer girls' temperment is more scared and fragile than my boys'. Thats why I don't believe that Barbaras' Little Kennel is a puppy mill, I wasn't sure once I heard all the horrible stories, but after adopting I can defiantly see the difference. Don't get me wrong I LOVE MY LITTLE GIRL TOO! And she loves me, and she just turned 1 years old on November 14, she had a doggy party with a doggy cake. She is very comfortable with my husband, she loves Oliver and me. What do you think, could she just have a different personality (I don't know)?
CONCERNED

Rochester, KY

#20 Jul 29, 2013
My niece bought a puppy from Barbara little friends in Scottsville, Ky paid $350 dollars for it. It was suppose to be a Shorkie but it is not. I looked at several pictures to figure out what he was and I know he has Jack Russell in him because he is to rowdy I think after looking at pics he is a Jack Russell/Yorkie mix. You can't tell while they are puppies. But a year later you can tell it is not what she paid for.

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