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This is SO disturbing

My mom was looking at some puppies online from a woman who lives near her and asked her if she had any slightly older dogs as she wasn't really interested in getting a PUPPY-puppy. The woman directed her to her website and said to look under "adult dogs."

Omg, it's HEARTBREAKING what this woman is doing to her dogs! Every one of them looks terrified and not very used to people. See attached:

http://www.countrygirlkennel.com/adultdogsforsale.html

This is what my mom responded:

I have adopted my last four Cavaliers just to make sure that I rescued them from kennels wherein the dogs are used just for breeding purposes, totally un-socialized, dirty, scared, timid, unkept and ill. It took me years to convince these same dogs that they were in a good home that would love them, care properly for them, keep them groomed daily, vetted regularly and show them the respect that they were due. Being that any canine is totally dependant on humans for their every need, I took on that responsibility because I care about the dog. My last one was a seven year old female King Charles that probably was rescued from a breeding farm much like yours. Unfortunately these dogs never end up 100% healthy, 100% secure because the damage has been done to their fragile personalities and always seem to have some fear in them.

Trust me, you have NOTHING that I would be interested in purchasing. God bless those poor, pathetic looking little creatures. The best thing you could do for them is to give them to a no kill shelter in the hopes that someone would adopt one of them and give it a decent life.
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I have half a mind to see if there's a way to turn this horrible subhuman in.

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How terribly sad. As someone who works with dogs for a living, I can definitely say that none of those poor creatures looked healthy and happy. Their body postures, poor coats, dull eyes and tension in the face very clearly show scared, unloved souls. I hope they are able to find loving, caring homes. This is why I have such strong opinions against puppy mills/byb - any of those sources that sell low priced animals. Honestly, if you can't afford to buy a dog from a reputable breeder, either save up for it or get a dog from a shelter! Don't reward the people that do this to dogs!
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You can call your local SPCA or whatever agency licences dog breeding facilities. In our province all breeding facilities must be licenced. If not licenced then the inspectors have a right to drop in unexpected for a surprise inspection and can confiscate all dogs if they feel they are being mistreated. Several breeders (aka puppy mills) like this have been hit in the last year and hundreds of puppies, adult dogs and pregnant dogs have been confiscated, rehabilitated and adopted out. The media coverage has also raised public awareness and the demand for pet store dogs has gone done and the last pet store in my city that sold dogs no longer does. There is still a lot of work to be done. I hate that puppy mills are mascarading as "kennels". Big red flag is the number of breeds that they are advertising; i counted about 8 different breeds advertised, not to mention all the "-poos".

Good for you for calling them out on it.
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Tuss, The sad fact is this is what goes on in the South, I live in North Carolina, both places are full of mills and BYB's, often they have state inspections as "stock animals", we have lots of factory farms here (horrible conditions), so these are treated as such. Also there are very few laws for companion animals. The AKC is starting to flag some of these places, but many people will not care about papers they just want a lesser priced dog. As for the prices on the retired breeders they are inline and maybe high as dogs coming from these places often have many medical issues (often the females have breast cancer) along with socialization issues.

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This makes me sad, very sad. I know some of it is a "cultural" issue where some people don't think companion animals deserve respect and humane treatment, but times are changing and hopefully the situation will continue to change as well.
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Aw, those poor little things. I don't understand how humans can treat animals with such disregard for their well being. Even the animals we eat are "serving" us and deserve to be treated humanely.

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that is really sad they really DO look quite miserable and I wish there was a way to shut down these places and raise more awareness of what really goes on in so called 'kennels' like this one.

The sad thing is, most of her customers have no idea what they are supporting and if they did, they likely would not be customers..or so one would hope
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I hate that puppy mills are mascarading as "kennels". Big red flag is the number of breeds that they are advertising; i counted about 8 different breeds advertised, not to mention all the "-poos".

Good for you for calling them out on it.
Exactly, that's what I told my mom (she's the caller-outer one ), but she was wondering how to tackle this stuff, even if only this mill. I will try this weekend to research what the laws are in South Carolina and see if I can't help her shut this dumb *#@&$*@ down.

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Tuss, The sad fact is this is what goes on in the South, I live in North Carolina, both places are full of mills and BYB's, often they have state inspections as "stock animals", we have lots of factory farms here (horrible conditions), so these are treated as such. Also there are very few laws for companion animals. The AKC is starting to flag some of these places, but many people will not care about papers they just want a lesser priced dog. As for the prices on the retired breeders they are inline and maybe high as dogs coming from these places often have many medical issues (often the females have breast cancer) along with socialization issues.
My mom and dad got VERY lucky in that the gorgeous Cavalier she has was a mill breeder and has ended up being a wonderful, sweet companion. She was seven years old when she was rescued. Her larynx was cut so that she can't bark. Most of her teeth have been pulled, and many of the ones she was left with have had to be pulled since my mom's gotten her because they were so bad. I've never thought or heard about breast cancer, but she DOES yelp in pain if you pick her up wrong and get hold of the teats right under her forearm pits. She's SO adorable and lovely, but for the longest time you couldn't even get kisses from her. In just the last year or two, that has changed, but it took bribing her with treats (I taught her that). Considering she was a caged breeder, she does well with people and other dogs. This is why my folks are lucky.

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Not only are your parents lucky but so is their little Cavalier, they are very sweet dogs. Breast cancer in dogs is call Mammary Gland Tummor like humans there are two kinds one cancer the other benign, both need to be taken out. This tumors are generally a painful lump (in humans it is different). The ugly reason that many mill females get them is the use of hormone medication to induce heat, some dogs mature earlier then others but mills (breeding facilities) want all their dogs breeding by 6 months, and 4 litters a year, there is no recovery time some mills will have one dog act as a brood nurse to puppies whos Momma's have too small of a litter, this way they can have her breeding again soon. They look at breeding as farm type business, most do not see any emotional worth in a dog as a companion, just a source of income, they use them until they wear out. No dog deserves to live like that.

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