Thursday, April 24, 2014

Two 14 year olds Beat Their Family Pet & Made A Video.....

Two 14-year-olds beat their family pet dog and put a video of the crime online for fame. They sure got the fame but there is still no justice for these two cruel animal abusers -- the local NSW police are quoted as saying they merely "talked to them" concerning the video.
I just signed a petition to ask that this poor dog be taken away from them. Will you sign too? Here's a link to the petition:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This Is What A Puppy Mill In Missouri Is ........

By Westie Rescue of Missouri

What is a Puppymill?

The ASPCA and Humane Society estimate that at least 90% of all the puppies sold in PET STORES come from puppy mills. About one-third of those come from Missouri. Missouri breeders transport over 12,000 puppies out of state each month. That is more than 144,000 puppies each year!
Puppies Playground
Puppy Playground
rotting teeth and inflammed gums
Gum Disease
The puppies that survive the transport are the lucky ones. They at least have a chance for a life...provided that they don't have any diseases or social problems from their beginnings in a puppy mill.
Dead Puppy in the feeding dish
The unlucky dogs are the ones that have to remain in Missouri's breeding facilities. Missouri has an estimated 800 to 1,000 commercial breeding facilities. No one is sure of the exact number because some facilities operate without a license. Many of these facilities have between 150 and 250 (some mills have 1,000 to 2,000) breeding dogs. If we assume that only 500 of these facilities are "mills" and if we assume that each of these mills only has 100 dogs, that means that 50,000 dogs are in desperate situations.
Among these dogs, the most tragic are the bitches. They are bred at their first heat cycle, usually around a year old. After that, they are bred twice a year until they can no longer produce. At this rate, most of the bitches cannot produce beyond eight or ten years. When they can no longer produce, they are destroyed.

Main Kennel
Welping Area
Mill Welping Area
Many of the mill dogs spend their entire lives in a wire cage. For a Westie sized dog, that cage can be as small as 2 feet by 3 feet. The cage must be six inches taller than the dog. That is all the law requires. Now, look at your dog's sleeping crate. Most medium crates are only slightly smaller than the Federal regulations. Picture your dog spending eight or ten years in his or her crate.
Mill
Westies Home Sweet Home
Long nails
Nails
Now, think about harsh weather conditions. Missouri can be nasty in the winter and hot in the summer. Add poor nutrition, lack of exercise, fleas, ear infections, overgrown toenails, sore feet, bites from cage mates and no love.
Outdoor Puppymill Kennel
Life in Rural America
Matted Dog
Terrified and Matted
It is pretty hopeless. The only chance these dogs have is to be auctioned off to a better situation, if there is one. At least 200 dogs are auctioned off every month in Missouri. In some months those numbers can go up to 4, 5, or 600. Almost all of these dogs go to other millers.
There is no independent "shelter" for puppy mill dogs. All rescues are taken into private homes, treated and placed with adoptive parents. This is not significantly different than the situation in many states. However, Missouri has a slight twist. In Missouri, foster homes must be licensed by the state as "animal shelters". In effect, we are more closely regulated than the commercial breeding facilities because no foster home is capable of handling more than one or two dogs at a time. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But, the practical effect of this law is to prevent would-be foster parents from taking rescue dogs. No one wants to open their home to state inspectors.
If you know of anyone who is considering purchasing a pet store puppy, please tell them our story.
Husky puppy chewing on wire
Husky pup chews
on wire
Dog matted
This mill dog is
painfully matted
Please visit
The Humane
Society

of the
United States
for more
information
and videos
on
Puppy Mills.
A Mill Dog's Lament
I lie here waiting unsure of the reason why,
for no one knows I'm hungry no one hears my cries.
I lie here waiting beneath the sun and moon, and wonder
yes I wonder if my rescue will come soon.
I lie here waiting in the snow and rain, cages upon
cages filled with so much pain.
I lie here waiting wondering where they've gone, my puppies taken yesterday while I'm left here on this 'farm'.
I lie here waiting in this caged up world, man's best friend
they tell me oh how terribly cruel.
I lie here waiting one by one they die, as I lie here waiting
wondering why can't I.
Written by: Angela Jamison '03

What happens to all the cute puppies?

For every human born, 7 puppies and kittens are born. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years. One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in 6 years. More than 12 MILLION dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned in rural and urban areas. As many as 25% of dogs entering shelters each year are purebreds. Approximately 61% of all dogs entering shelters are killed. Approximately 75% of all cats entering shelters are killed. It costs approximately $100 to capture, house, feed, and eventually kill each stray animal -- a cost which you, the taxpayer, eventually pay.
(Doris Day Adoption League)

Wayne Pacelle's blog on NOTORIOUS MISSOURI PUPPY MILLS.......

Notorious Missouri Puppy Mill Closes its Doors

Last year, The HSUS released a Dirty Dozen report of some of the worst puppy mills in Missouri—the state with the highest concentration of these high-volume dog-breeding operations. Our report catalogued a raft of violations of the weak state and federal rules and showed a pattern of negligence and neglect.
Among the most egregious entries on our Dirty Dozen list was S&S Family Puppies, a puppy mill with more than 500 pages of enforcement records documenting dogs underweight, with oozing sores, and with untreated injuries. The records showed that the dogs lived in cramped and filthy conditions and had inadequate protection from harsh weather. Despite this appalling mistreatment, the kennel had maintained its license—until now, that is.
A matted white dog at Missouri puppy mill S&S Family Puppies
USDAA matted, filthy dog at S&S Family Puppies.
This month, Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster ordered S&S Family Puppies to close its doors. We hope this is just the start of an effort to crack down on the many inhumane and substandard breeding kennels in Missouri, especially the chronic violators that have demonstrated so little respect for the law or their dogs.
The Stephensons’ dogs, however, are not going to rescue groups or shelters where they could be adopted into loving families. Instead, the state is allowing them to be transferred or sold to other commercial breeding facilities. Forty of the dogs are scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder this Saturday at the Southwest Kennel Auction in Wheaton, Mo. 
And because only the Stephensons were mentioned in the Attorney General’s statement, we suspect many of these dogs may be transferred to a second kennel operated by another family member, Brandi Cheney. USDA records list Stephenson and Cheney as co-owners of S & S Family Puppies. In fact, last year several aggrieved consumers sued Diana Stephenson and Cheney under the Missouri consumer protection law. The consumers alleged that Stephenson and Cheney sold them sick puppies but misled them into believing the puppies were healthy. A copy of the plaintiffs’ complaint was sent to Attorney General Koster.
Nevertheless, as detailed in our March 2011 Dirty Dozen update, Cheney recently obtained a USDA license for a new kennel, called Circle B Farms, which has also been cited for severe animal care violations. 
Thus, the surviving dogs likely won’t have a chance at a better life, but merely a life in another puppy mill. This is unacceptable. Puppy mill operators who have repeatedly violated both state and federal laws should not be permitted to move or sell their surviving “stock” to other puppy mill operators. The dogs have already suffered untold trauma and should not be transferred to another breeding facility, especially considering that local and national animal groups are prepared to help these dogs. It’s time they find a loving home.

How To Tell A Bad Breeder.......


By: Krista Mifflin
If you see these signs in your potential dog breeder ... RUN!

You think you've finally found a breeder for that puppy you want to share your life, but you want to be sure he's a responsible breeder, so your new family member can have the best possible start in life. How will you know if he is a responsible breeder? What are the signs to watch out for? When should you take your money and run ... in the opposite direction? 

Thanks to the help of the wonderful folks on the Dog Park Forum, we've compiled quite a list of "flags" that should help you decide if the breeder you are talking is a good one or not. If you see these signs, it would be best to look elsewhere for a breeder: 

  • He won't let you see the puppy's parents (the father may not always on site, this is normal).
  • He won't let you see his breeding facility.
  • He can not produce registration papers for the parents.
  • He does not have the registration papers for the current litter of puppies.
  • He has no pedigrees on either of the parents.
  • None of his puppies come with guarrantees.
  • None of his dogs have been checked for genetic diseases.
  • None of his dogs have been OFA'd.
  • None of his dogs have been CERFed.
  • He does not want to know if anything has happened to your dog (that came from him).
  • He breeds a lot of unrecognized breeds - Cock-a-poos, Spoodles, Labradoodles and the like.
  • No veterinary health checks of the puppies from birth.
  • No mandatory spaying/neutering of pet quality animals.
  • No mandatory vaccinations (at least basic ones), no de-worming.
  • Breeding solely for "pet quality" means breeding for money - not for the betterment of anything.
  • Does not breed to better the overall conformation or working style of the breed.
  • Does not know the history of his chosen breed.
  • His dogs appear to be in ill-health.
  • He always has puppies for sale, sometimes two or three litters at a time.
  • Does not have veterinary records for at least the mother on hand.
  • His dogs have no titles, either showing, working, or sports, whatever the animals are being bred for.
  • He won't give references from owners of pups from previous litters.
  • He doesn't ask any questions about the environment you offer the pup, just wants to see the cheque (and prefers cash).
  • The puppies are ready to go before they should be (under eight weeks of age).
  • Advertises "rare" colors, sizes, etc (such as "rare" white Dobermans, or Great Danes, "king-sized" German Shepherds, etc.)
  • Advertises or sells their pups for greatly reduced prices
  • .
  • Sells to pet stores, puppy brokers, wholesalers, etc.
  • Breeds before the age of two.


It is a long list, but considering the health and welfare of your newest family member, it is always better to be picky about who you buy from, than to end up with possibly insurmountable health problems a year or two later. Better Yet Hudson thinks it is far better to ADOPT rather than BUY and spend way too much and contribute to the Puppy Mill Problem !!! Adopting makes you feel so good and its good on your wallet too !!!

Celebrate with THE PUPPY MILL PROJECT as they celebrate Chicago & Greater Cook County's Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance

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 Join us as we celebrate
Chicago and Greater Cook County's Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance banning the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores.  
 
Bid on a chance for a professional photo shoot to appear in Chicago's hottest new coffee table book,
"The Chicago Pet Project"
"Portraits and Love Letters from Chicagoans to their Pets"
 
Other great auction items include; trips to Costa Rica, Beaver Creek, CO and Half Moon Bay, CA, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry tickets, tours of Bulls and Blackhawks dressing rooms, Carrie Underwood signed guitar and more.

Don't forget, for a $50 donation you can sponsor a paw print with your pet's name on it for the event.
 
Limited tickets still available. 
                   
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Happy Birthday To Our Good Friend DOOFUS !!!!

Happy Birthday DOOFUS !!!

Dangers of Leaving Your Pet In A Car.......


Many of you already know how dangerous it is to leave pets in cars when it is hot, but in the story below it is important to note the temperature was only 68 degrees yet the car's temperature was 104 degrees even with the windows cracked a couple inches. Information about this topic often states 70 degrees is the limit but this situation shows temperatures less than that are not safe. Ideally, pets should never be left unattended in cars, even with the a/c running (situations have occurred where a/c malfunctioned). 

Attached are flyers to share with others and below is an email I sent out last year with suggestions if you encounter a pet in a parked car. And this link to an excellent video (a vet stays in a parked car for 30 minutes with all windows cracked to experience what a dog does) is something we all should watch and share.



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Dog rescued from hot car parked at St. Louis Zoo : News
The temperature inside had reached 104 degrees, Humane Society says
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If you witness a dog in a car -- even with windows down or cracked -- AND the animal appears to be in distress due to the HEAT INDEX,
 
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!! 
 
While you are waiting for law enforcement (has seizure power) or animal control (typically does not have seizure power in rural and outstate areas), use your best judgment on what to do.   I need to add that no humane society in Missouri has seizure power. 
 
      By all means, put your cell phone camera to good use, and take videos;
 
      Request others to serve as witnesses, AND ask witnesses to enter the business for tepid water and to locate the vehicle owner;
 
      Try to entice the dog out of the car at your own risk, if a small dog and a window is open;
 
      Perform pet CPR if necessary;
 
      NEVER put cold water on the underside of a dog who is in distress--this can cause cardiac arrest;
 
      If possible, transfer the dog to air conditioning in a vehicle or business;
 
      Offer the dog tepid water;
 
      Be prepared to offer to transport the dog to an animal clinic.
 
      Yes, a window can be broken.  Yes, there are consequences.  I believe that any animal advocate--including myself--is willing   to take that chance rather than watch a dog expire.   Again, cell phone videos are invaluable AND admissible. 
 
On two occasions, the AC was left on for the pets, but the cars were no longer running.  On those occasions, 911 was called; a sheriff's department was dispatched; deputies broke the windows.  This happened in Pettis County.  
 
The above is based on personal experience.  Please do what is best for yourself at the moment, while doing whatever you possibly can to save the life of the dog!   I would appreciate any feedback on law enforcement who helped, OR did not help.
 
Thank you for protecting those who have no voice.
 
Jean W
Jefferson County Humane Society, Inc.
314.952.6413
 
STOP PUPPY MILL CRUELTY
Missouri: Puppy Mill Capital of the U.S.
MO Legislature Supports Puppy Mills Over Voters
"To the world you are just one person; to a rescued pet you are the WORLD"



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Enjoying Life To The Fullest .....

Relaxing by the fire with one of our sweet foster dogs who I really enjoyed !!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful Weim Looking For His Forever Home


Please help Creek find a home. We waiving the adoption fee, approved
application needed. He was rescued from a kill shelter. Due to the
fact Creek doesn't get along with other dogs we had to board him.

If you know anyone interested ina 2 year old Weim/blue lacey mix,
around 50 pounds.. a very happy boy. Very good house manners, loves
attention and to follow you everywhere. He is good on a leash and
knows some basic obedience. He should be an only dog. He is being
fostered in St. Louis MO
-- 
Angie 
314-330-8481 cell
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Happy Easter from Hudson and his Buddy Stew .........

Happy Easter to all Hudson's followers !!! I appreciate that over 200-300 people view my blog everyday !!! Thanks for staying on top of dog issues and Puppy Mills & continue to Adopt not Shop !!!

Infamous California Animal Hoarders ........

Please be on the lookout for the infamous, habitual, California animal hoarder, Kimi Peck. She was one of the subjects of Animal Planet’s documentary Dangerously Devoted. She is going by the name Suzanne Moran. She was recently evicted from an illegal kennel she was operating in  Phelan, CA. She left for Colorado on or around April 3rd, 2014.  Kimi and longtime boyfriend (20+ years) David Allen Mabra are believed to be driving a white extended cab GMC diesel pickup, with CA plates, pulling a fifth wheel with 100 dogs inside, shoved into tiny crates. Some of these dogs are stolen and some are young puppies. The vehicle might be registered to accomplice Patricia Janet Wingfield (goes by the name Janet). David A. Matra has ties to Brighton, CO.
 
Kimi has been on the DNA/DNR/DNT (do not adopt/do not rescue/do not transport) lists in Southern CA since 2005. She acquires animals from CraigsList, unknowing individuals and steals them. In 2010, the HSUS took 200 animals from her home in the city of Tehachapi, which is located in Kern County, CA (Southern CA). She promised to stop taking in animals, but she continues. Every few years she will give up some animals, but will just start up again.  HSUS video footage of them seizing her dogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjeubq4HX8s&app=desktop  
 
She has animal related convictions going back to 1997 and has had 8 illegal kennels shut down by authorities. Her dog of choice is the Chihuahua but she has branched out to other breeds, including larger dogs. She breeds and sells the dogs. She usually has Australian Shepherd puppies and Chihuahua puppies for sale. She hoards animals and will pretend to be an animal rescuer, when in reality she is an animal hoarder capable of torturing the animals.
 
At present, she is believed to have many sick, dying and suffering dogs in her fifth wheel. She will not seek veterinary care. She will not vaccinate or spay and neuter. Many suffer from untreated diseases and die untimely deaths. Many of the large dogs are shoved into tiny kennels.
 
Kimi runs a website called ChihuahuaRescue.com and brags about her ‘accomplishments’ and asks for donations. She will talk a good game and can be very convincing. Kimi is a con artist. She will try and convince you her poor reputation is the result of a conspiracy. Please do not enable her. David Mabra is a board member and allegedly has access to the PayPal account where donations are made.
 
Kimi has reportedly contacted Every Creature Counts to surrender 50+ dogs, but we have been told they didn’t have the room to take them in. There is concern for the welfare of the animals in her care. If you see her, please contact authorities and email kernhoarders@yahoo.com so Kimi can be tracked from state to state and authorities can be notified. Follow the story here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Where-on-earth-is-animal-hoarder-Kimi-Peck/1384351691847209?ref=hl  Please scroll down for links to news footage and articles. The abuse is shocking and habitual. The stories are too long and many to list in one email.
 
This is a recent photo of David Allen Mabra and Kimi Peck, aka Suzanne Moran:
 
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New footage: Kimi threatens to euthanize 200 animals in her care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoNKHnz5nsw&app=desktop
 
 
 
The Citations
  1. 6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL
    Filing Date: 01/13/1997
    Guilty/Convicted 03/24/1997
  2. 6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL
    Filing Date: 04/05/1999
    Guilty/Convicted 06/15/1999
  3. 6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT
    Filing Date: 02/14/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 03/26/2003
  4. 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  5. 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  6. 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  7. 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  8. 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  9. 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  10. 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/ Convicted 06/17/2003
  11. 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  12. 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
  13. 6-1235 BMC FAIL MAINTN KENNEL CLEAN/TRASH CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004
  14. 6-1229 BMC FOOD PREPARATION/RECEPTACLES CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004
  15. 6-1238 BMC FAIL MAINTN CONTROL INSECTS CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004
  16. 6-1223 BMC CLASS AND SEPARATION CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004
  17. 6-1224 (a) FAILED TO WASHFACILITY DAILY CITATION
    Date: 04/19/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  18. 6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMAL CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  19. 6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMALS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    DismissedDue to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  20. 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  21. 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  22. 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  23. 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
  24. 6-902 BMC UNSAFE PREMISES CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
  25. 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Guilty/Convicted 05/19/2005
  26. 6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
  27. 6-801 BMC INSUFFICIENT FOOD& WATER CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
  28. 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
KERN COUNTY:
  1. 001 M PC 597F PERMIT ANIMAL TO GO W/O CARE DISM - FURTH. OF JUSTICE 12/21/09
  2. 002 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  3. 003 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  4. 004 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  5. 005 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  6. 006 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  7. 007 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  8. 008 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  9. 009 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  10. 010 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
  11. 011 M PC 853.7 FAIL TO APPEAR AFTER WRITTEN PROMISE DISM - FURTH. OF JUSTICE 12/07/09
  12. 012 M PC 1320(A) FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGE
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