Below is both news stories that were recently aired on Channel 2 news about Petland and the case.net case of Petland being sued and a judgement against them for $240,000.00 for back rent with a 9% interest rate from their previous landlords. I have included the HSUS Story on 101 Problemed Puppy Mills Across America ( John Reiff one of them named in this and Petland currently uses ). IT IS LISTED LAST BUT HERE FOR YOUR VIEWING. In this day and age when people are so much more aware of puppy mills and the general public knows that 95% of dogs sold at pet stores are coming from puppy mills I feel they are trashing the image of your complex. Protesters have been protesting Petland at this location for over 3 years and are out there every Saturday I've driven by and many other days as well. This is an embarassment to our community having Petland here.
Petland Lake St Louis claims they don't use puppy mills; this story proves otherwise.Story aired by Channel 2 news about Petland Using Puppy MillsBreeder has 70 dogs and numerous violations putting him on 2014 HSUS 101 Problem Puppy Mills list (attached).Note: Chris also had to arrange a time to film that broker could be there to speak for breeder so they had 2 to 3 days to get things cleaned up---all those fresh shavings on the ground almost look pristine and the dogs so clean---I'm sure those 9 kids were busy getting everything camera ready...
Story aired by Channel 2 news about Petland lying to customersPetland sued for back rentThis is the breeder who made the NATIONAL Humane Society LIST OF THE 101 PROBLEMED PUPPY MILLS ACROSS THE USA !!! This was sent to me by a person who went into Petland at the Lake St. Louis location. They had visited the store a year ago and are still in constant contact. They took a picture of this breeders information when they were at Petland as well. This is one of the breeders mentioned in HSUS recent report of 101 PROBLEMED PUPPY MILLS ACROSS THE USA !!! But yet Petland tells all their customers they don't use puppy mills only small loving breeders....explain this one to me PETLAND !!!
After looking at a golden pup through the window then a beagle....then going back to golden......my friend TJ said and myself asked to see it. And sure enough here comes the girl with the pup saying "would you like to see him?"While playing with the $1,399.00 dollar pup. I asked if the pups parents had their hip clearances. She said no they had no clearances but let me show you what he does come with. She handed me paperwork showing how they will give me money towards his neuter. And that he comes with a vet check and his chipped.But I also got the name of the breeder name is John Reiff. I looked him up he is from Latham, MO. Also found a petshoppuppies page showing several of the golden pups from his kennel had hip displasia. I posted those links on fb.While they also told them that the store personal should fix the puppies water bowl because the bowl was so deep and low of water that they were having trouble drinking from it. The guy they told did fix that. This was sent to me by a friend curious to see what this Petland sold so here is what I found on this breeder. It is NOT the puppy you are saving folks it is the parent dogs you have to worry about.Anna Mary & John Reiff, 38866 Rocky Branch Roa, Latham, MO9.21.11 …severe accumulation of feces & food waste on the ground.When Oprah did her Puppy Mill Report here is some info on this breeder she had:Breeder:Name: Reiff, John And Anna Mary *DBA: Rocky Branch KennelAddress: 38866 Rocky Branch RdCity: LathamCounty: MoniteauState: MOZip: 65050USDA Inspections:Notes: You can order inspection reports from USDA at this website: http://web01.aphis.usda.gov/FOIA_requests.nsf/8fc0cfab4edef04c852573990070cd6a?OpenFormUnited States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceINSPECTION REPORTCustomer ID: 9206InspectionJOHN & ANNA MARY REIFFROCKY BRANCH KENNEL38866 ROCKY BRANCH LATHAM, MO 65050CLEANING, SANITIZATION, HOUSEKEEPING, AND PEST CONTROL.Certificate: 43-A-3031 Site: 001ROCKY BRANCH KENNELType: ROUTINE INSPECTION3.11 (a)Date: SEP-17-2002Cleaning of primary enclosures. Excreta and food waste must be removed from primary enclosures daily, and from under primary enclosures as often as necessary to prevent an excessive accumulation of feces and food waste, to prevent soiling of the dogs or cats contained in the primary enclosures, and to reduce disease hazards, insects, pests and odors. When steam or water is used to clean the primary enclosure, whether by hosing, flushing, or other methods, dogs and cats must be removed, unless the enclosure is large enough to ensure the animals would not be harmed, wetted, or distressed in the process. Standing water must be removed from the primary enclosure and animals in other primary enclosures must be protected from being contaminated with water and other wastes during the cleaning. The pans under primary enclosures with grill-type floors and the ground areas under raised runs with mesh or slatted floors must be cleaned as often as necessary to prevent accumulation of feces and food waste and to reduce disease hazards pests, insects and odors.(b) Sanitization of primary enclosures and food and water receptacles.**There are two enclosures, in the whelping house that have more than a daily build-up of feces. One enclosure,housing 5 puppies, had a pile of feces in the center of the pen that was about 5 inches high and about 5 inches diameter. There were also small piles of feces around the rest of the pen. The other pen was housing one adult female dog and this also had a pile of feces about the same height and diameter. These pens need to be cleaned and maintained on a daily basis. This item affects 6 dogs.
Petland loves to show you the breeder information sheet but what they don't tell you is how many parent dogs these breeders have or all the violations they have or how the dogs are suffering on these so called "small farm raised places". Please read the list below and tell me if they are small to you !!!
Petland Breeders Information6131 Ronald Reagan DriveLake St. Louis, MO. 63367Petland has purchased from these breeders as of January 2011All breeder inspection reports provided by the USDA and Missouri Department of Agriculture.Mid America Pet USDA Cert # 43-B-3634 BROKER11474 Hammer Rd Past repeat violations: Expired Meds: Cages too small for dogs:Neosho, MO. 84850 Purchased animals from unlicensed facilities.Pam Middleton USDA Cert # 43-A-2190 BREEDER: Shaded Shelties Kennels16306 Hwy JJ Past violations: 3-10 Inspection: Dogs without ID: NO exercise planMexico, MO. 65265 for dogs. 221 DOGSSharon Levy USDA Cert # 43-A-3304 BREEDER: Tenderheart Kennel125 Cemetery Rd 11-10 Inspection: 41 dogs - 47 puppies 6-09 Inspection 78 dogs- 22SIlex, MO. 63377 puppies 9-08 Inspection: 232 DOGS
Shirley Walton USDA Cert # 48-B-0163 BROKER: Skyview Kennel: Sells to Mid10664 Jewell Rd America Pet 1-11 Inspection: 79 DOGS ; 41 PUPPIES 2-10 Inspection: Fredonia, 80 adult dogs ; 20 puppies 1-09 Inspection: 90 adultKs 66736 dogs & 21 puppies
Mary Moore USDA Cert # 48-A-1153 BREEDER: D & M Kennel1567 75th Street 7-10 Inspection: 146 ADULT DOGS & 67 PUPPIES; 12-09 189Uniontown, Ks 66779 adult dogs & 64 pups: Violation: Broken wires in dogs pens; 12-08 Inspection 293 DOGS, Violations: No Part time vet hired
Sandy Blake USDA Cert # 43-B-3515 BROKER: Sanjon Kennel2560 US HWY 65 8-10 Inspection : 112 adult dogs & 46 Puppies; 8-09 Inspection: 137Louisburg, MO. 65685 dogs, 59 pups; 8-08 Inspection: 162 dogs & 52 pups
Lesha Webster USDA Cert # 43-A-5490 BREEDER5480 E 950 Rd 12-10 Inspection 84 DOGS 26 PUPS; 10-10 Inspection: 79 dogs ELDorado Springs Violations: Dirt & oil in feeders and walls of bldg. Cages to small forMO. 64744 dogs.Broken wires in pens with sharp edges, rusted & pitted gates.
Rose Marlow USDA Cert # 43-A-4368: Pet Degree Ranch765 Co Rd 1053 3-11 Inspection: 45 dogs & 28 pups, Repeat Violations: Dogs with Wellsville, MO. 63384 massive hair loss. Build up of dirt & grime, cobwebs in whelpingbldg. No wind breaks or bending in outdoor pens with temps at 34degrees. Rusted feeders. 1-11 Inspection: 45 dogs & 25 pups. RepeatViolations: No wind breaks or bedding in outdoor pens, temps 16 degrees.