'Back Yard Breeder' Charged In Homewo...

'Back Yard Breeder' Charged In Homewood Pet Seizure

There are 8 comments on the NBC 5 Chicago story from Sep 2, 2008, titled 'Back Yard Breeder' Charged In Homewood Pet Seizure. In it, NBC 5 Chicago reports that:

A South Holland man was charged Monday with 30 counts of cruel treatment to animals after 30 dogs were removed Saturday from a house in south suburban Homewood .

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Patrick

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2008
This is the kind of individual you unwittingly support if you buy your puppy at a pet store. Please, if you want to bring a dog or cat into your family, adopt one from rescue instead. And please spay or neuter your pet -- it prevents a common and deadly cancer that claims the lives of so many pets, and helps to curb the overpopulation of dogs and cats, so many of whom end up euthanized or homeless.

Since: Aug 08

Batavia, IL

#3 Sep 2, 2008
such a sick story. I don't care for lots of animals myself, but would never treat one like this person hasd treated them.
Christine

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Sep 2, 2008
Patrick wrote:
This is the kind of individual you unwittingly support if you buy your puppy at a pet store. Please, if you want to bring a dog or cat into your family, adopt one from rescue instead. And please spay or neuter your pet -- it prevents a common and deadly cancer that claims the lives of so many pets, and helps to curb the overpopulation of dogs and cats, so many of whom end up euthanized or homeless.
Not always true with adoption. Spay & Neuter, YES!! I have used private breeders who had super clean homes and nice animals.

Unfortunately, many adoption agencies are FANATIC in their screening criteria!!

I went to Save a Pet a few years ago and was refused adoption because I ATE MEAT!!!!!!!! I complained and bever heard ANYTHING!! So I bought a $ 600.00 dog.
never heard of save a pet

Manitowoc, WI

#6 Sep 3, 2008
but there are DOZENS of shelters, etc that you can adopt from. seems like christine really wanted a pet store pet anyways.
just standing here

Saint Joseph, MI

#7 Sep 4, 2008
a dog that a breeder sells to an individual is about half of what they can get from a pet store. By buying a petstore dog you are encourgeing these people.


shelters are more than willing to let people adopt animals the onle Save a Pet that I was able to find is in New Jersey. If they are in Illinois you should notify the goverment.
I agree with Patrick being in the veterinary field spay and neutering is the way to go, also get your pet microchiped. Lost pets make their way home and will not be euthanized.
Hmm

Homewood, IL

#8 Sep 18, 2008
Shelters are not necessarily "more than willing" to let people adopt. I immediately got the cold shoulder at one local shelter because I have a full time job...even though the job is flexible and within 3 miles of my residence and I have years of experience volunteering at animal shelters. It all depends on the shelter and the attitude of the volunteers/employees that are working when you come in.
keepsitreal

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 19, 2008
YOU CANT tell me that the neighbors didnt smell 30 dogs living next door and report it
Rescue Transport

Holland, MI

#10 Jan 2, 2009
I just wanted any one to know who happened upon this that a lot of these dogs were saved. I am from Milwaukee WI and I am currently fostering one of the "breeder" dogs. She is very loving and affectionate. Although things like this are very common, there are a lot of happy endings. If you feel passionate and want to make some kind of contribution, please donate to your local animal shelter. They need everything from toys to time. It does not necessarly need to be money, sometimes it is just going and taking the dogs outside. Every little bit helps.

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