Monday, December 15, 2014

This Past Weeks Breeders That Petland Is Using .....

Breeders name                                                         Type of dog that Petland was selling of theirs

Leah Allison out of Park Hill, Missouri                French bulldog

Linda Baker                                                            Toi Leo

Susan & Charles K. DeLozier                               French bulldog
C & T Kennels
42 C R 640
Green Forest, AR  72638

Penny Fattig                                                            Shiba Inu

Darwin Hostetler                                                    Rottweiler

Wendy & Toni Jones                                              Boston Terrier

Pam Middleton                                                       Puppies coming

Tom Nelson                                                             Siberian Husky
Class B Breeder
L & T Hilltop Kennels
28696 Jet Road  63552

Chris Nilges                                                             Westie
P.O. Box 34 
Freeburg, Missouri

Irene Phillips                                                           Border Collie
25084 Douglas Road
Dennis, KS  67341

John & Linda Williams                                          Boxer

Petland in Lake St. Louis Continues To Get Puppies From Puppy Mills on HSUS List of Problemed Puppy Mills Across the U.S.

First of all lets clarify what the definition of a puppy mill is: FACTS:
  • Puppy mills are mass-breeding facilities that churn out puppies for the pet trade with an emphasis on profit over welfare. Breeding dogs in puppy mills have no real quality of life, often living continually in small wire cages with little or no personal attention, exercise or veterinary care.
  • Below you will find the paperwork on puppies that Petland in Lake St Louis was selling this past week. Consumers often do not realize YOUR NOT SAVING THE PUPPY when you buy from a puppy mill outlet. If you want to buy from a breeder than DEMAND to see where the parent dogs live and how they are being taken care of. Good breeders want you to see their facility and meet the parents and see how they are treated. 
 A friend of Hudson's went into Petland in Lake St. Louis to look at puppies and the first puppy they looked at was a Border Collie who was 3 1/2 months old. The puppy had what appeared to be a hernia or hernia that had just been repaired so they asked the young man showing them the dog what it was and after he went into the back room and talked to his manager he said it was indeed a hernia and that was very normal for puppies and about 40% of puppies have them. When looking up information on hernia this is what we found: 

Causes of Canine Hernias

Hernias in dogs can be either congenital or acquired. Congenital hernias are those that are present at birth; they may or may not have a hereditary component. Congenital hernias involve the failure of some part of an internal or external body wall to close normally during neonatal development and typically involve defects in the diaphragm or other parts of the abdominal wall. Acquired hernias are those that develop sometime after the dog is born. Acquired hernias typically are caused by some sort of blunt traumatic injury, such as exposure to automobile accidents.
Congenital hernias can have a hereditary component – especially inguinal hernias, which are located in the groin area, because there is a well-described genetic predisposition for some dogs to have a delayed closure of a structure called the inguinal or abdominal ring that predisposes them to developing this type of hernia. Dogs with inguinal hernias typically have a noticeable protrusion or lump in the area around their groin, on the underside of their belly towards their rear end.
Naval (umbilical) hernias can be hereditary or can be caused by the umbilical cord being cut too closely to the abdominal wall shortly after a puppy is born. When they are congenital, umbilical hernias are caused by failure of the umbilical ring to close normally. This causes an abnormal bulging or protrusion of abdominal contents into the “belly button” area. Umbilical hernias of any cause are most commonly identified in puppies by about 2 weeks of age, although they are not particularly common in companion dogs.
Acquired hernias usually occur from trauma, such as by automobile accidents or other traumatic events. Kicks from horses, blunt blows and falls are among the common causes of acquired hernias in domestic dogs.
 They also noticed the dog was full of dandruff and the coat looked really bad. The puppy was discounted to $499.99 they were informed. 
 Next they asked to see a BOXER who was super skinny. Literally you could see every one of its ribs.

 They asked the salesman why it was so thin and he said he thought so too but it weighed 11 pounds when they got him recently and he now weighs 12 pounds. Next they asked to see the Rottweiler who also was very skinny.

 Next they looked at two different french bulldogs puppies by two different breeders. The first one they looked at also had a hernia.

 This was raising the puppy up to show you the hernia.
 Then they asked to look at a very tiny boston who had thin hair around his head and ears and also had a hernia. They felt and you can make your own judgement the puppy looked very sickly as well.

 This is the Bostons breeder and they are looking up all these breeders and their backgrounds.

 This last puppy they took a picture of but the employees of Petland wouldn't let anyone play with this one as they said it wouldn't eat so they were feeding it with a syringe and too sick to be handled. Also in the short time they were there they over heard the assistant manager(Rachel) talking to a customer on the phone who had recently bought a puppy. They were talking about how the puppy was STILL throwing up non stop and what Rachel thought they should do. After they asked her about the conversation she informed them it was VERY COMMON for puppies to get colds like a child.
  • Petland will continue to say they DO NOT WORK WITH PUPPY MILLS.....Here are two of their breeders they use and the shortened reports on them and why HSUS considered them both a problem puppy mill. 

    A Horrible Hundred: 100 Problem Puppy Mills

    Tom Nelson/ Oak Ridge Pets – Macon, MO: Dogs with Fresh Bite Wounds
    USDA inspectors have repeatedly cited Oak Ridge Pets for dogs in need of veterinary care, including dogs with oozing eyes, lesions, and lameness. In November 2012, a USDA inspector found two dogs with eye problems so noticeable that “a yellowish build up” covered the entire eye, and other dogs with fresh bite wounds. The licensee told the inspector that eight dogs had died over the last several months due to “fighting.” In March 2010, puppies were found with their “feet and legs dangling” from gaps in the wire flooring and the operator was found to be repeatedly keeping animals in cages that were too small. USDA #43-B-3425. of the breeders that Petland is currently using is Tom Nelson who is on the HSUS List of 100 Horrible Breeders and he is a CLASS B breeder.

    This is a breeder who Petland had puppies from about 6 months ago that Channel two in St. Louis did a story on as this breeder made the HSUS List of 101 Problemed puppy mills across the USA : Anna Mary Reiff, Rocky Branch Kennel, Latham, MO – Received official warning for repeated failure to provide adequate veterinary care. Rocky Branch Kennel received an official warning from the USDA in November 2012 for “repeated failure to establish and maintain programs of veterinarian care that use appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries.” 

Your Not Getting Any Younger ....

Won't You Consider Adopting Mini & Chico

Dear Friends of Petraits,                December 14, 2014  
Mini & Chico ...
are a pair of brother and sister, five-year-old, fawn and white Chihuahuas looking for a loving guardian.

Mini and Chico were dropped off at Chicago Animal Care & Control when their family could no longer care for them. Lucky for them, they were rescued by Famous Fido's. Mini weighs seven pounds and Chico weighs nine pounds.    
This sibling pair love each other and need someone to give them patient and loving care. Chico is pretty friendly, but Mini needs a little more time to warm up. They are not at all nippy, barky or growly ... just a tad bit shy. They will both dance and do just about anything for a treat!

Mini and Chico are healthy, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative.

To meet and possibly adopt Mini and Chico, please fill in the on-line adoption application here and follow up by contacting Gloria at or 773-907-0305.
Their adoption fee of $250 each benefits the rescued dogs and cats of Famous Fido Rescue. Mini and Chico have been at the Famous Fido shelter for over a year. You can meet them at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois. Their hours are by appointment only from 9am to 6pm Monday - Saturday.
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Pope Francis Says All Dogs Do Go To Heaven ...

Pope Francis says all dogs do go to heaven

We've all heard the expression "all dogs go to heaven." On Wednesday, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion people around the world gave it his imprimatur.
Video: Pope Francis consoled a boy in Rome who said his dog had died, telling the boy that one day we’ll be reunited with our pets in paradise. NBC’s Dylan Dreyer reports.
During his weekly address in the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis was consoling a little boy who had recently lost his dog, assuring the boy that he and his furry friend would reunite in heaven. 
“One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” the pontiff said, according to Italian news sources.
While the pope's words were applauded by animal groups such as the Humane Society, the statements contradict the conservative Catholic belief that animals can't go to heaven because they don't have souls. 

Bill to Ban Carriage Horses in NYC Introduced .....

Bill to Ban Carriage Horses in NYC introduced!

NYC is finally joining the 21st Century or at least proposing to join. NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio had campaigned on a promise to get these sensitive flight animals off the incredibly hectic streets of NYC. Cabs, ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles scream through the streets as these 4 legged-creatures are forced to maneuver around them. JaneUnChained was there for the dramatic news conference on the steps of NYC Hall, where sponsors and supporters of the bill speak out for the voiceless horses. watch!

Take Action- Go to this link to call New York City Council members  

Are You Looking To Adopt Your Next Pet ?

Adoption Fee through the month of December is $45.00 and includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and Heartworm tests. Please call 417-332-0172 for more information. Thank you and please share!
Taney County Animal Care and Control Golden Oldies
If you can help any of our senior dogs please call Taney County Animal Care and Control at 417-332-0172 or email to or Darcy:
All animals are vaccinated, including rabies prior to leaving the shelter.  We do require a copy of your 501c3 and your Shelter License if your state requires one.  We can help with transporting if needed. NO PULL FEE
You can view their complete profiles as well as all our other animals at:
Taney County Animal Care and Control is located at 255 Critter Trail, Hollister, MO. We are approximately 2 miles southwest of Branson, Mo.
Thank you for looking, helping and sharing!
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Opie is a 9 year old neutered beagle and Addie is a 9 year old spayed Rat Terrier that were surrendered by an elderly gentleman who was forced to move. He was very upset about having to give up his babies and we would like to see them stay together if possible.
Chewy is a 14 year old female Shepherd mix. She is very sweet and loves toys. She was an abuse/neglect court case.
Dot and Gigs are 12 year old female rat terriers. They were owner surrendered when the owners moved. Gigs is spayed and both dogs are housetrained.
Ganny is an eight year old female lab mix. Ganny came in as a stray and has not been reclaimed. She is very laid back and gentle and gets along well with other dogs. 
Kip is an 8 year old, neutered male, Chihuahua. Kip came in as a stray and has not been reclaimed. He is very social and loves his toys. 
Kip is a 5-6 year old male boxer who came in as a stray and has not been reclaimed by his owner. He is very friendly and gets along well with other dogs.
Kraven is a 6-8 year old, unaltered, Mastiff mix. He was found in an abandoned house with 3 other dogs. He came in very thin but is gaining weight and his skin condition has cleared up. His teeth are worn but the vet thinks that may be partially from lack of care and poor nutrition. He gets along very well with other dogs and doesn’t know a stranger.
Leroy is an 8 year, neutered male Chihuahua. He came in with a skin condition and very long nails but is improving and has had a nail trim. He came in as a stray and has not been reclaimed. He is a sweet, quiet boy who needs to be someone’s lap dog.
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Mercades is an 8+ year old, female Min Pin/ Chihuahua mix. She was found as a stray under the porch of a hotel in the rain and has not been reclaimed. She was very scared and did not want to be picked up or handled but she is doing much better and trust is being reestablished. 
Sherry L. Simpson
Animal Care and Control Services  Division Manager
Taney County Health Department
Taney County Animal Care and  Control Center
255 Critter Trail
Hollister, MO 65672
(417)334-4544 Ext. 230