Foreclosed kennel owner worried about...

Foreclosed kennel owner worried about dogs

There are 74 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Oct 30, 2008, titled Foreclosed kennel owner worried about dogs. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

John Jones is in a bind. The owner of Oakwold Kennels is caught up in the economic tough times, and his home was foreclosed.

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Becky

Spring Lake, MI

#1 Oct 30, 2008
Wow.. That is so sad!
So what

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Oct 30, 2008
But he's still looking at making a buck isn't he.

I'd help out by taking one but not to line his pocket with cash.

“Ready For The Apocalypse!”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#3 Oct 30, 2008
I don't understand why the dogs had to be put down...I'm sure there are plenty of people who would have liked one...if they were free.
Eric

Zeeland, MI

#4 Oct 30, 2008
C'mon, this guy is a total idiot. He has personal problems and wants everyone to think he's a victim. Those poor dogs...this guy is an idiot and they will probably all lose their lives for it!
leighlee

Grandville, MI

#5 Oct 30, 2008
awwww I want one!!!! I hope they find a home for all of them!!
J-Hoe

Alto, MI

#6 Oct 30, 2008
My Company is busy but Michigan sucks....LOok at this list out of 100 and dare to argue..........> http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fsb/0803/...
J-Hoe

Alto, MI

#7 Oct 30, 2008
WOW One City in Michigan made # 42 and it dont have anything good to say..
Jay

Alto, MI

#8 Oct 30, 2008
Any One Know Carol In Middleville, I Miss Her!! Please Let her Know!
leighlee

Grandville, MI

#9 Oct 30, 2008
Jay wrote:
Any One Know Carol In Middleville, I Miss Her!! Please Let her Know!
What does that have to do with this????????
animal lover

Kalamazoo, MI

#10 Oct 30, 2008
After having tons of dogs taken away from him and put to sleep, WHY did he continue to breed more?! I commend him for taking in a dog with cerebral palsy, however, if you love animals you know that there are already too many in this world and breeding more on purpose is just ignorant and selfish. I certainly hope all of those dogs find homes so they won't be killed, but this man should think very long and hard about that fact that he's the one who brought them into this world to begin with. If he loves animals so much, why doesn't he go to the pounds and take dogs that are about to be euthanized instead of making more dogs who will need homes?
beef

Lafayette, CO

#11 Oct 31, 2008
Its a kennel... he keeps them for foster situations and from humane shelters.... duh...

and eric and so what... i hope you too loose your jobs soon.. You will then know what its like going through tough times.. typical rich people dumb talk... learn from the people that have problems, dont spite them.
fire chix

Lansing, MI

#12 Oct 31, 2008
I know this family and what has happened to them is the same that is happening to everyother person in michigan. He just makes his living breeding dogs.

Just giving these pets away is not the answer. each one of those dogs has vet bills and that cost needs to be covered. the lawyers sucked every last cent out of these people.

Yes they were over the limit but before the courts there business was doing very well.
fire chix

Lansing, MI

#13 Oct 31, 2008
Eric wrote:
C'mon, this guy is a total idiot. He has personal problems and wants everyone to think he's a victim. Those poor dogs...this guy is an idiot and they will probably all lose their lives for it!
At least he is asking for help and is truthfull about it. how many people are taking advantage of the system and now i am paying for it.
Mitzi

Caledonia, MI

#14 Oct 31, 2008
140 dogs are not pets - they are a business, an income making set of livestock. And before anyone jumps all over this posting, let me tell you I raise sheep and goats on a small basis. Yes, for income as well as for the fact I like them around. I deeply care for each and everyone of them, some are more pets than others, but I do not forget that these are my responsibility. If things start going so bad that it looks like I can not feed them there are plans in place of what to do with them. I will not however make my situation public and expect someone else to come to my rescue.
This economy has been going down hill for a good while he could and should have stopped breeding and making more animals when it became apparent that people weren't buying.
I have had to make the desision to cut back on the number of breedings that will happen here because I believe there will not be buyers for the offspring in the near future. This type of business is not like making cars or furniture where you can warehouse your extra stock till business picks up.
In business as in the rest of life it is time for the people in this country to start taking back resposiblity and stop expecting others to bail them out.

Mitzi
crimson

Boulder, CO

#15 Oct 31, 2008
tHIS is a hard one. I understand he went through times and someone said he's left with no money.
The more important issue now is the dogs lives.
I can't believe if he doesn't get the money for each
dog some will be put to sleep. I hope he isn't asking for much because remember a lot of people
are having a hard time taking care of their pets.
There was an article last month of people dropping
off their pets at the humane society. So chances of selling each dog? I don't think will happen.
Unless this gentleman will take offers. If he sells most of them that's good but in the last days if he has to give the rest away, he should. He did say they were like his family.
GRRitated

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Oct 31, 2008
This guy should NEVER been allowed to breed dogs again after what happened last year with 85 of his dogs being euthanized. What is wrong with Barry County animal control and the prosecutor's office? That loser isn't running a kennel, he's operating a puppy mill.

Puppy mills should be shut down and the dirt-bags that run them should be prosecuted. There's right ways and wrong ways to breed dogs- this guy is obviously running a puppy mill- I don't feel sorry for him at all- what scum.

Go to a shelter an adopt a pet- there's many, many good dogs and cats that need homes. Dirt bags like this just contribute to the problem.
Krystal

Grandville, MI

#17 Oct 31, 2008
I would like to adopt one of the puppies
Krystal

Grandville, MI

#18 Oct 31, 2008
i would like to adopt at least one of these puppies

“Just Thinking”

Since: Nov 07

Rockford, MI

#19 Oct 31, 2008
If I could afford a fence for my yard, I would adopt a couple of dogs. I have one but she does not wander (much) but to adopt a couple more, I could afford their care but would need a 1/4 acre fence in area.

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Oct 31, 2008
Mitzi wrote:
140 dogs are not pets - they are a business, an income making set of livestock. And before anyone jumps all over this posting, let me tell you I raise sheep and goats on a small basis. Yes, for income as well as for the fact I like them around. I deeply care for each and everyone of them, some are more pets than others, but I do not forget that these are my responsibility. If things start going so bad that it looks like I can not feed them there are plans in place of what to do with them. I will not however make my situation public and expect someone else to come to my rescue.
This economy has been going down hill for a good while he could and should have stopped breeding and making more animals when it became apparent that people weren't buying.
I have had to make the desision to cut back on the number of breedings that will happen here because I believe there will not be buyers for the offspring in the near future. This type of business is not like making cars or furniture where you can warehouse your extra stock till business picks up.
In business as in the rest of life it is time for the people in this country to start taking back resposiblity and stop expecting others to bail them out.
Mitzi
I have four dogs anknow what you mean. It cost money to feed them and take them to the vet and stuff. Also, they need love and attention. A couple of our dogs are rescue dogs, and one is from stupid woman who raises shitzus. They've been inbred and our little guy has a deformed mouth(severe overbite) and I think he is kind of "special". I don't feel sorry for anyone but the dogs in these kinds of cases.

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