Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southeast Missouri
I'm so mad...I'm doing something about this BYB
RIP Sweet Dusty....I will pursue legal action because of you...
"Dusty", a black/tan female german shepherd sits in the dog pound today which will be her last day on this earth. She was "used up" and "wore out" and dumped by a breeder after she found her too ill to breed anymore. "Thankfully" she was found and brought into the pound and will be humanely euthanized instead of dying alone out in the country where her breeder dumped her.
When this woman showed up at my place it was all I could do to maintain calm , just to get enough information to nail her. I am following up on this as I know she just brought in new 5 1/2 female pups from the same litter for new breeders when they are a year old! I have informed all my breeder friends near here NOT to sell this woman pups as they will have a bad fate in life.
Here is the letter explaining what occurred as sent to my County Sheriff's Department. :
You have already received photos of the female german shepherd dog at the City Pound.
On this past Friday August 7th in the afternoon a woman and her adult son showed up at my home in their vehicle without an appointment. She identified herself as a german shepherd breeder running a Kennel by the name of Kennels. She stated she had gotten my business card off the County Veterinary Service office bulletin board as I am a breeder of german shepherd dogs and post my card there.
She came looking for a male puppy to buy. I stated I had no puppies and have such a long waiting list it would be a year or more that one may become available and that I do have an application process. Although after speaking to her only for a moment I knew I would NEVER sell her a puppy based on the horrific things she proceeded to tell me regarding the dogs/puppies and living conditions at her kennel.
She stated she had brought in a female shepherd, and pointed to my black and tan female, saying she looks like that one, to the County Vets office to see about it's health. She explained the dog was diagnosed with numerous mammary and other cancerous tumors along with at least 3 different types of worms and that because of the cost of treatments/meds she was going to have the dog "put down". I was not able to see any dog in the vehicle and none of the 4 dogs I had out alerted to any dog in the vehicle.
After she left I immediately phoned the vet and asked about her and the female shepherd she had brought in. The vet verified she had brought in her female black/tan german shepherd dog and the types of ailments it had corresponded with what the woman related to me. So I asked "did you go ahead and put down the dog as The woman had stated would Happen.?" Dr. replied "NO" the woman took the dog with her.
On Saturday, August 8th numerous people reported seeing a female german shepherd dog at the Co-Op Farmer's Market coming from the direction of the vet's office. The description of the dog seemed a perfect fit as to what was told to me about this dog having mammary tumors and black/tan older dog and I believed it to be the same female dog.
I called the City Hall on Tuesday morning August 11th and found they indeed had a female german shepherd in the pound matching the description of the dog. Photos were taken and the vet's office has ID'd this dog as being the same female that the woman had brought in to her office for assesment.
**** I believe that having found out this dog was of no use to her and the treatments would be costly she simply "dumped" the dog and drove away. This is a crime as far as I am aware.******
As to her kennels she told me some disturbing information.
She described to me that NO shelter from the sun was available to the outdoor dogs in runs and that a pregnant female died during labor due to "heat exposure" while they had gone out to buy a tarp and found her dead in the water trough but according to her the dog lived a "good life" . She stated that the dogs were "wore out" and she was needing more breeding dogs as they had had 10-12 litters. I asked if she bred every heat and she stated they had to stop doing winter litters as "the puppies feet would freeze to the ground". They are completely outdoor dogs.
I had some friends go to their place of business today and they were unable to make contact there with anyone but took numerous photos of the area. The breeder had stated to me she had just purchased 3 female 5 and 1/2 week old pups from a new breeder. Selling pups that age is not legal according to the Dept of Agriculture. The pups were on premise as seen by my friends but had no clean drinking water just a container of what looked mostly like green growth . Other dogs had entire corn cobs in the husks placed into their pens to eat. They were unable to determine the number of breeding dogs there but several other dogs were there as well.
I will contact you for follow up and thank you for pursuing legal action against this woman. If other people see that action has been taken against this injustice maybe it can be prevented in the future to other puppies and dogs and unsuspecting people buying puppies.
***I have omitted names and places but this could be anywhere and it happens all the time. I will do everything in my power to put at least 1 one these horrible people to justice for the suffering they have put upon dogs.
RIP Dusty run free, drink clean water and good food in the cool grass....healthy and strong and beautiful
Also be aware that because of AKC rule changes the puppies that this woman bought, while not AKC registered but with a "pet register" can have their future puppy litters registered with AKC! Yes so to make money AKC has made it easy for BYB and puppy mills to register future generations AKC and can change Your kennel name as well on the paperwork. If you weren't aware of these changes made 1-2 years ago be aware.
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