'Puppy Mill' Crackdown with Arrest Made

'Puppy Mill' Crackdown with Arrest Made

There are 276 comments on the Tristatenews.com story from Jan 9, 2007, titled 'Puppy Mill' Crackdown with Arrest Made. In it, Tristatenews.com reports that:

Animal-cruelty charges were filed last week after a large Lancaster County kennel was raided by humane agents who seized 23 malnourished and diseased dogs in what officials describe as the first major effort to ...

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Lovaldogs

Morgantown, PA

#283 Apr 2, 2014
Please read......don't buy from pet stores or from big commercial breeders....

Pet store owners and employees will say they don't get their puppies from puppy mills - they only get their puppies from 'USDA Licensed Breeders'. Well... that just means their supply sources are big enough breeding operations to fall under USDA jurisdiction. Here's the requirement: Breeders who have more than three breeding female dogs and who sell puppies to pet stores or puppy brokers are required to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
dogwalker

Honey Brook, PA

#284 Aug 11, 2014
The following link reveals the WORST Puppy Mills. Deep Run Kennel is on this list
http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets...
Gracie12

North Wales, PA

#285 Sep 3, 2014
lovaldgs wrote:
End-0-Lane kennels in Delta is a huge commercial kennel. He is licensed to sell 151-250 dogs a year. He sold 175 dogs in 2011. He advertises many different breeds.
The latest inspection under the new regulations was done in April 2011 and the kennel was filthy - as were the puppies - Their cages were covered in feces, insects, and they had matted hair etc. He was given a warning and inspectors came back in May and he "cleaned up his act"...
BUT, and this is a big but - many times these big kennels will clean up their act to pass reinspection but then resort to their old ways of not keeping up with the regulations.
Personally I would not buy a dog from him but that's just my opinion and everyone on here knows how strong I feel about the puppy mills.
If you do want to see this kennel, ask to see where dogs were kept and meet mother and father of puppy you are interested in. Ask to see health guarantee, with proof of shots and vet inspection etc. Call vet listed on that paper BEFORE you buy puppy. If owner won't show you what you ask for.....red flag, he's hiding something.....walk away.
Good luck...
lovaldgs
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End o lane Kennels is NOT a puppy mill! I got my cavalier there and she's a wonderful dog. Vet said her papers looked great and everything. She's 8 now and still in great health. David Fisher is the breeder and he's actually a very honest guy. If you go to the farm, he'll talk to you one on one and show you both parents of the puppies and everything. So, he's definitely not "hiding" anything.
lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#286 Sep 4, 2014
Gracie12 - As of April of this year, he had 16 adults on premises and 21 puppies. He is a big commercial breeder and is licensed by USDA, which will allow him to breed many puppies and to sell to brokers who sell to pet stores. Good breeders only breed one breed of dog, he breeds many - money maker, not the betterment of the breed.
And how are you so sure he was hiding nothing, you a mind reader or a friend of his.
You were lucky 8 years ago, but so many on here are not. Bragging about these big commercial breeders doesn't help at all, just makes you feel better.....
Gracie12

North Wales, PA

#287 Sep 4, 2014
lovaldgs wrote:
Gracie12 - As of April of this year, he had 16 adults on premises and 21 puppies. He is a big commercial breeder and is licensed by USDA, which will allow him to breed many puppies and to sell to brokers who sell to pet stores. Good breeders only breed one breed of dog, he breeds many - money maker, not the betterment of the breed.
And how are you so sure he was hiding nothing, you a mind reader or a friend of his.
You were lucky 8 years ago, but so many on here are not. Bragging about these big commercial breeders doesn't help at all, just makes you feel better.....
You claim to "love all dogs". Regardless of where these dogs come from, don't they all need a home? Whether they come from a commercial breeder, pet store, or a rescue? You come on this discussion board to tell people where they should and should not get these dogs. Shame on you. Every dog deserves a forever home, and its up to the people who want to add a dog to their family to decide where they want to get their pet.

Are you serious? A friend of his? Bragging about commercial breeders? Maybe instead of listening to your own ignorance, you should give common sense a try. I love my dog. She's a wonderful family dog. David was a good breeder to deal with. Anyone who reads this, I'd definitely recommend giving him a call.
ptraz

Pottstown, PA

#288 Sep 16, 2014
Hi. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about Ruth Glick (Quarryville, PA), Ammon Stoltzfus (Christiana, PA), Jake Fisher (Gap, PA)? We're looking for a Boston Terrier puppy.
Anonymous

Vancouver, Canada

#289 Sep 17, 2014
When you buy a dog from a place that breeds many dogs , like puppy mills, you are simply supporting a busininess that will continue to exist. The best thing we can do in honor of our dogs is to stop supporting dogs that are bred in horrid conditions. and let's not forget about the poor breeder dogs who produce those "adorable" puppies!! They are subjected to a miserable life of living in cages and multiple breedings each year. Do they not count??
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#290 Sep 18, 2014
The fact that you think I'm ignorant only shows me you know nothing about puppy mills and big commercial breeders.

I don't tell people where to buy dogs, I just give them the facts about the breeders that I come in contact with in my undercover work. And I do love dogs that's why I'm so against puppy mills. Why? Buying a dog from them only keeps the vicious cycle of the pain and suffering the breeder dog goes through and the horrendous conditions the puppies are kept in. The horrors I see and know about in puppy mills would make people think twice about taking a dog from them. If people stop buying from them, they will stop breeding and have to close down.

I support rescuing...why? Three million dogs are put to sleep a year in the US in shelters. So by buying a dog only increases the chance of another dog waiting in a cage for their forever home or being put to sleep. Very sad and completely avoidable if people would rescue!

I'm happy for you that you got a good dog despite what you think. I just feel bad for other people on here who didn't.
Gracie12 wrote:
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You claim to "love all dogs". Regardless of where these dogs come from, don't they all need a home? Whether they come from a commercial breeder, pet store, or a rescue? You come on this discussion board to tell people where they should and should not get these dogs. Shame on you. Every dog deserves a forever home, and its up to the people who want to add a dog to their family to decide where they want to get their pet.
Are you serious? A friend of his? Bragging about commercial breeders? Maybe instead of listening to your own ignorance, you should give common sense a try. I love my dog. She's a wonderful family dog. David was a good breeder to deal with. Anyone who reads this, I'd definitely recommend giving him a call.
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#292 Nov 24, 2014
Puppies are becoming an impulse buy.... so easy to purchase online. They'll even ship them right to your door. Just like a pair of shoes. But the truth is most online "click and ship" puppies come directly from puppy mills. Learn to spot the difference between a reputable breeder and a puppy mill at http://www.stoponlinepuppymills.org/
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#293 Dec 6, 2014
For all of you that think AKC is good.... Here are some basic facts about the AKC and their support of institutionalized cruelty: AKC revenue for 2013 was $64,679,000. Almost $70 Million dollars with $26,675,000 for payroll. Since the AKC is classified as a nonprofit organization, all of this income is tax free. It's easy to see why the AKC continues to oppose puppy mill reform through strong lobbying efforts. For every puppy registered they get a fee and puppy mills have the most puppies, soooo the most fees for AKC. SHAMEFUL!!
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#294 Jan 10, 2015
To Know About Puppy Mills
1. 99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills.
2. Nearly 100% of all puppies in pet stores have parasites when they are purchased.
3. 48% of puppies being sold in pet stores were ill or incubating an illness at the time of purchase, according to a recent California study.
4. 500,000 puppies are born in puppy mills and sold in pet stores every year in the United States.
5. There are 35,000 pet stores in America.
6. Puppy millers can make more than $300,000 growing puppies every year.
7. Puppy mills have been around since the early 1960s.
8. Almost every Puppy sold in a pet store has a mother who will spend her entire life in a tiny cage, never being petted, never being walked, never being treated like a dog.
9. Female dogs are usually bred 2x a year. At that rate, they usually burn out by age 5, at which time they are put to death.
10. About 1 million breeder dogs are confined in puppy mills throughout the country
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#295 Feb 9, 2015
An organization that many people think is an advocate for dogs is really not. The AKC puts the almighty dollar before the humane treatment of dogs, siding with puppy mills time and time again. If you are buying a puppy, unless you are going to show it, there is no reason to register it. You are only putting money into the hands of a group that is actively fighting tougher puppy mill laws.

This is shameful!!
angel

Washington, DC

#296 Feb 25, 2015
MOLLY wrote:
Is this the business that moved into 353 rock springs rd - for years it was a little store then empty - maybe conowingo market it was called - anyway i noticed doggy beds in the window one day but no sign on any doors.
Yes this is the place I was just there Sunday. I drove 2 hours to get a puppy from this place because over the phone I interviewed her and she said that it was her home address and she had the parents of the puppy I wanted. I got there and there were at least 8puppies of different breeds and only one adult dog. I had my suspicions but after reading all this I can't believe it. I feel horrible because i am all for adoption. But silver lining my puppy is doing very well so far. I hope it stays that way.
skylavaulter

West Chester, PA

#297 Feb 26, 2015
We purchased a bernese mountain dog puppy from End-O-Lane Kennels in 2010. He had nothing but health issues from about a month after we brought him home. He had chronic diarrhea for nine months. He was skin and bones, and had no control over his bowels. We spent over $500 trying to find out what was wrong with him...labs, x-ray,$70 bags of dog food, boiled chicken and rice, etc. Nothing was ever found. Vet said he was also slightly dysplasic in his hips. We ended up taking him to the spca because I couldn't let him keep having diarrhea all over our townhome. The carpets were ruined and I just couldn't mentally keep up with it anymore. It was the worst pet experience of my life. He WAS adopted shortly after we brought him to the spca, and we did disclose his issues when we dropped him off. All I can say is, I hope his new owners had a fenced yard for him to crap his brains out in! When I contacted the breeder, Mr Fisher offered to take him back and replace him, but I was leery of what would happen to him after I left him there, so we took him to the shelter instead.
burdett

Berwyn, PA

#298 May 3, 2015
has anyone heard of Lena Smucker dog breeder?
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#299 Wednesday Jun 10
From what I found out, she breeds designer dogs. Do your homework before buying,,,,,see puppies, meet mother and father, ask to see health certificates and call vet on the certificate before buying. Designer dogs are the new commodity for puppy mills....and designer dog? Mixed breed which you can rescue.
burdett wrote:
has anyone heard of Lena Smucker dog breeder?

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