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131. Just saw on TV the ASPCA Ad from Sara McLauchlin.."In The Arms of The Angels"
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 02:11 PM by Blaze Diem
she sang as pics of dogs & cats, abused by mills like the one you tell of. This ad WILL make your eyes tear up and break your heart.

Then I come to DU and click on your posting.
This stuff haunts you and it should be seen & read by everyone possible.
Greed for money does this to innocent & trusting animals & people.

We have adopted two puppy mill rescue dogs over time.
They are by far the most loyal and beautiful spirited pets I have ever owned.

Puppy Mills should be banned. Owners of these despicable places of torture & cruelty should spend time in prison, & their names put on a permanant & public register.
Cruelty to animals is close to cruelty to humans.
These people are a threat to man & beast.

Neecy to you and your friend, the action you took to remove the animals & shut this place down is most admirable, and the kindest of deeds.
Those puppies were saved by your hands and I personally dedicate Sara McLachlin's song "In the Arms of The Angels" to you today.

Thank You, You are an angel.
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  -My Day at a Puppy Mill Neecy  Nov-11-08 04:31 PM   #0 
  - Ok. Can you tell me if North Washington Kennels is a good source to look at dogs?  HawkeyeX   Nov-11-08 04:35 PM   #1 
  - that looks like a puppy mill  Neecy   Nov-11-08 04:39 PM   #9 
  - I agree that looks like a puppy mill but I disagree with your statement  pnwmom   Nov-11-08 04:51 PM   #30 
  - No reputable breeders offer mixed breeds  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 06:56 AM   #99 
     - I think she's referring to so-called "designer dogs"  bad_robbie   Nov-12-08 12:08 PM   #118 
     - Yeah -- I know  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 05:08 PM   #145 
     - bullshit.  QuestionAll   Nov-12-08 12:58 PM   #126 
        - I'm aware of that  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 05:06 PM   #144 
        - then apparently there's no such thing as a 'reputable' breeder?  QuestionAll   Nov-12-08 07:33 PM   #153 
           - There are reputable breeders, just not of designer dogs  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 08:33 PM   #161 
              - There's No Such Thing As a Breeder That's Not In It For the $$  Crisco   Nov-12-08 08:47 PM   #168 
                 - Most of them DO other things for a living  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 08:51 PM   #170 
        - Yeah, and all of them are in it for $$$$  WindRiverMan   Nov-12-08 06:01 PM   #148 
           - that's true of most businesses.  QuestionAll   Nov-12-08 07:35 PM   #154 
           - Breeders who are in it for the dog barely even break even  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 08:43 PM   #164 
           - I do it for the love of the breed and the pleasure of hunting behind a good dog  WindRiverMan   Nov-12-08 09:09 PM   #173 
           - I hate the AKC, too  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 08:46 PM   #166 
           - I wish the US would adopt the German system  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 09:00 PM   #171 
              - No. I run Deutsch Drahthaars  WindRiverMan   Nov-12-08 09:08 PM   #172 
  - I just checked out their site.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-12-08 04:04 PM   #136 
     - I have a dog I imported from Germany  newfie11   Nov-12-08 04:39 PM   #141 
        - I love Newfies.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-12-08 05:52 PM   #147 
        - Importing a dog from Germany is no more expensive than buying one from an American breeder.  WindRiverMan   Nov-12-08 06:05 PM   #149 
           - Ty for the information. I was working on old info.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-12-08 06:28 PM   #152 
           - right you are except for the dollar vs euro  newfie11   Nov-12-08 08:07 PM   #155 
        - My breed is bred in America and has strict standards for breeding  rms013   Nov-12-08 10:48 PM   #177 
           - OK now you have my curiosity peaked!!  newfie11   Nov-13-08 01:32 PM   #199 
  - If there is evidence of abuse or neglect  boozepusher   Nov-11-08 04:40 PM   #11 
  - Not likely. 99% of pet stores get their animals from puppy mills.  flvegan   Nov-11-08 04:44 PM   #21 
  - And their "purebred" kittens (I use the term loosely).  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:43 AM   #92 
  - I volunteer for a breed rescue also, and the puppy mill dogs that come in are just a sad story  MiniMe   Nov-11-08 05:12 PM   #39 
  - awwww, he's very sweet  Neecy   Nov-11-08 05:16 PM   #41 
  - He has come out of his shell by miles  MiniMe   Nov-11-08 05:32 PM   #48 
  - What a handsome sweetie. I am glad he found you. Just last week  tblue37   Nov-11-08 05:25 PM   #45 
  - I got my standard poodle from a woman who rescues  tavalon   Nov-12-08 04:28 AM   #86 
     - My daughter's rescue pup cost a $250 adoption fee. The rescue  tblue37   Nov-12-08 04:14 PM   #139 
        - What a wonderful Christmas gift!  dana_b   Nov-12-08 08:23 PM   #157 
  - Beautiful dog!  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:40 AM   #91 
  - What kind of dog are you looking for, Hawkeye?  intheflow   Nov-11-08 05:17 PM   #42 
     - I sure agree that life without dogs isn't worth living  truedelphi   Nov-12-08 01:32 AM   #80 
     - I understand completely!  intheflow   Nov-12-08 01:35 AM   #81 
     - We did have two dog visiters last Friday  truedelphi   Nov-12-08 02:43 AM   #84 
     - I have the perfect dogs.  demdog78   Nov-12-08 03:39 PM   #134 
     - Yeah, that's actually my perfect dog's one bad habit  tavalon   Nov-12-08 04:32 AM   #88 
     - Lucky doggie! Squirrels are bested by only the sharks  truedelphi   Nov-12-08 12:54 PM   #125 
     - You must have a Vizsla...  michele77   Nov-12-08 08:48 PM   #169 
     - My dog grew up with a cat, and hes very good with them  comtec   Nov-12-08 06:12 AM   #98 
     - Just about any pet shop, nice or not, is selling puppy mill dogs  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 07:02 AM   #100 
        - You are absolutely right. Pet shops that actually sell pets get them from mills or AKC registered  EmilyAnne   Nov-12-08 07:12 AM   #102 
        - Or the people have been sold a dog with an AKC limited registration  newfie11   Nov-12-08 04:44 PM   #142 
  - They should go to a shelter or PetSmart, which only does adoptions.  thecatburgler   Nov-11-08 04:36 PM   #2 
  - Where are you located? n/t  GardeningGal   Nov-11-08 04:36 PM   #3 
  - I'm in Kansas City  Neecy   Nov-11-08 04:40 PM   #10 
     - OMG, when you said rainy and cold I had a hunch  KCdemocrat   Nov-11-08 04:48 PM   #26 
        - It depends on the dog  Neecy   Nov-11-08 05:08 PM   #37 
        - check with your local shelters, humane society, etc.  ladywnch   Nov-11-08 05:13 PM   #40 
  - well thanks for ruining my happiness....  thenext8seconds   Nov-11-08 04:37 PM   #4 
  - ...  Tilion   Nov-11-08 04:37 PM   #5 
  - You're a good person  XemaSab   Nov-11-08 04:38 PM   #6 
  - Ditto  KarmicTwist   Nov-11-08 04:45 PM   #22 
  - K & R (with great sadness)...  alstephenson   Nov-11-08 04:39 PM   #7 
  - Thank you for what you did here  Dorian Gray   Nov-11-08 04:39 PM   #8 
  - I'm glad you're reporting him. There are so many mills and irresponsible breeders out there that  ogneopasno   Nov-11-08 04:40 PM   #12 
  - I'll tell you why.  pnwmom   Nov-11-08 04:59 PM   #34 
     - Yeah, I know, people love teh puppies.  ogneopasno   Nov-11-08 06:03 PM   #59 
        - It's the fact that you have a chance to train them before they develop  pnwmom   Nov-11-08 08:39 PM   #73 
  - How is this legal?  gollygee   Nov-11-08 04:41 PM   #13 
  - It isn't legal  Neecy   Nov-11-08 04:48 PM   #25 
  - Oh good  gollygee   Nov-11-08 04:48 PM   #29 
     - Some years ago Kansas instituted an anti-cruelty law called  tblue37   Nov-11-08 05:31 PM   #46 
  - Depends on the state and the status of dogs there.  RichardRay   Nov-11-08 05:24 PM   #43 
     - My friend has a Bernese Moutnain Dog. He is huge (named "Bear," of course),  tblue37   Nov-11-08 05:33 PM   #51 
     - My brother and his wife  Dorian Gray   Nov-11-08 06:14 PM   #62 
     - The real problem with BMD's shedding is that they  RichardRay   Nov-11-08 06:35 PM   #68 
        - Aww!  Dorian Gray   Nov-12-08 08:01 AM   #106 
        - omg  dana_b   Nov-12-08 08:27 PM   #160 
        - !  Blue State Native   Nov-12-08 08:39 PM   #163 
     - ON the subject of Newfoundland rescue  newfie11   Nov-12-08 04:48 PM   #143 
        - reputable breeders are few and far between  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:14 AM   #190 
           - unfortunately that is the case more often then not in my breed  newfie11   Nov-13-08 01:13 PM   #198 
  - Thank you for rescuing.  flvegan   Nov-11-08 04:41 PM   #14 
  - K & R  ihavenobias   Nov-11-08 04:41 PM   #15 
  - thanks for what you did, you made me cry.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Nov-11-08 04:41 PM   #16 
  - THANK YOU...those pups have endured hell and you've just saved them from  iris27   Nov-11-08 04:42 PM   #17 
  - This is horrible...  Juniperx   Nov-11-08 04:43 PM   #18 
  - My three cats are all rescues, too. nt  tblue37   Nov-11-08 05:34 PM   #52 
  - Thank you for your work -- what a horrible thing you're fighting. Do you know  pnwmom   Nov-11-08 04:44 PM   #19 
  - I don't know  Neecy   Nov-11-08 04:46 PM   #24 
     - Then you saved the lives of that litter, in addition to helping all those poms  pnwmom   Nov-11-08 04:54 PM   #31 
  - I don't know much about dogs  KCdemocrat   Nov-11-08 04:44 PM   #20 
  - The AKC is totally complicit  XemaSab   Nov-11-08 05:32 PM   #49 
  - I am afraid you are right. The minority of breeders are principled.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-11-08 06:14 PM   #63 
     - I showed cats for over ten years and I found it very rare  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:33 AM   #89 
     - Well I happen to own, show Newfoundlands  newfie11   Nov-12-08 05:14 PM   #146 
  - The AKC doesn't give a shit about dogs -- it's all about money  haruka3_2000   Nov-12-08 07:13 AM   #103 
  - Our President-elect has already voiced his support for shelter dogs and ...  ColbertWatcher   Nov-11-08 04:45 PM   #23 
  - This is absolutely horrible.  JeanGrey   Nov-11-08 04:48 PM   #27 
  - cattery? i never heard that word before. sounds kinda cute. cattery.  orleans   Nov-11-08 11:30 PM   #79 
  - No. Dogs are "kennels". Cats are "catteries".  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:30 AM   #87 
     - aw...too bad. i really liked the idea of a doggery. (woof!) n/t  orleans   Nov-12-08 10:11 PM   #174 
     - Works for me! :-)  JeanGrey   Nov-13-08 03:45 AM   #185 
     - Are insects raised at a buggery? n/t  kirby   Nov-12-08 11:19 PM   #178 
        - Nah, they are raised wherever they want to be.  JeanGrey   Nov-13-08 03:46 AM   #186 
  - JG, my ex and I adopted a pair of adult British Shorthairs from  bullwinkle428   Nov-12-08 01:00 PM   #127 
  - Volunteered at an animal rescue for a couple of years  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-11-08 04:48 PM   #28 
  - This was difficult for me to read. I can only imagine seeing it.  MelissaB   Nov-11-08 04:56 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-11-08 04:56 PM   #33 
  - I have a bumper sticker condemning Puppy Mills and the pet shops that buy from them.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-11-08 05:02 PM   #35 
  - That's because they believe the animals have no souls, so it does  tblue37   Nov-11-08 05:36 PM   #53 
     - Pretty sad and horrible...All the greatest people have said that animals are to be respected.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-11-08 06:02 PM   #58 
        - great collection of quotes!  dana_b   Nov-12-08 08:37 PM   #162 
  - I went to a puppy mill.  Blue-Jay   Nov-11-08 05:03 PM   #36 
  - And you think this is appropriate HOW?? After reading  OwnedByFerrets   Nov-12-08 12:53 PM   #124 
  - The only proper places to get a pet are shelters or rescue groups  tbyg52   Nov-11-08 05:11 PM   #38 
  - The only proper place... you got that right!  Juniperx   Nov-11-08 05:44 PM   #54 
  - I would expand that to include friends and friends-of-friends  XemaSab   Nov-11-08 05:51 PM   #56 
  - It beats a puppy mill, for sure,  tbyg52   Nov-11-08 06:20 PM   #64 
     - I'll totally agree that she should have been spayed  XemaSab   Nov-11-08 06:45 PM   #70 
        - Love 'em all! That's the only option after they've come into the world.  tbyg52   Nov-12-08 05:38 AM   #95 
  - Thank you. Exactly right. n/t  superduperfarleft   Nov-11-08 06:41 PM   #69 
  - If there were no breeders, there would be no purebred dogs.  lizzy   Nov-11-08 08:55 PM   #75 
  - Yes. A fact many forget.  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:47 AM   #93 
  - Yes, I certainly have thought about that..  tbyg52   Nov-12-08 05:55 AM   #97 
  - Good.  superduperfarleft   Nov-12-08 08:32 AM   #110 
  - I prefer mutts. I think there is great beauty in the diversity of allow mixed breeding.  FedUpWithIt All   Nov-12-08 10:47 AM   #114 
  - I have no problem with shelter dogs, but I also own a purebred  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:38 AM   #90 
  - For most families I agree, but there is a place in the world for responsible breeders  MiniMe   Nov-12-08 07:43 AM   #105 
  - You did a wonderful thing. Blessings to you. Although you're not in NY, the North Shore Animal  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-11-08 05:25 PM   #44 
  - Thank you for doing something I couldn't do without  OwnedByFerrets   Nov-11-08 05:32 PM   #47 
  - I will never eat another puppy again. n/t  rucky   Nov-11-08 05:33 PM   #50 
  - Glad you've learned something from this.  Blaze Diem   Nov-12-08 02:30 PM   #132 
  - Why do you have to wait 3 more days?  lonestarnot   Nov-11-08 05:50 PM   #55 
  - To be honest, I don't know  Neecy   Nov-11-08 07:01 PM   #72 
     - Let us know what happens Friday.  lonestarnot   Nov-12-08 08:26 PM   #159 
  - I rescued a puppy mill stud dog  Holly_Hobby   Nov-11-08 06:00 PM   #57 
  - How far off the road is it?  DS1   Nov-11-08 06:11 PM   #60 
  - Thank you so much for your efforts, we need many more like you.  greyhound1966   Nov-11-08 06:11 PM   #61 
  - I had a similar experience at a PA puppy mill a few years ago  dawgmom   Nov-11-08 06:25 PM   #65 
  - I have a pom and three yorkies, two of which are rescues. Thank You!  Blue State Native   Nov-11-08 06:29 PM   #66 
  - Oh, Neecy. Thank you for posting this. And, thank you, thank you, thank you  Midlodemocrat   Nov-11-08 06:35 PM   #67 
  - I have few violence triggers. This is one.  byronius   Nov-11-08 07:00 PM   #71 
  - Thanks for everyone's good wishes  Neecy   Nov-11-08 08:47 PM   #74 
  - Neecy  Blue State Native   Nov-12-08 08:26 PM   #158 
  - THANK YOU for rescuing these poor babies and PLEASE report this..  Triana   Nov-11-08 10:29 PM   #76 
  - Bless you and your Pug rescue friend and all the animal rescuers.  Withywindle   Nov-11-08 10:48 PM   #77 
  - Awful! I have a background in horse rescue, and all my cats and dogs...  KathieG   Nov-11-08 10:49 PM   #78 
  - Where are you located?  Contrary1   Nov-12-08 01:52 AM   #82 
  - They should be outlawed, period.  Lorien   Nov-12-08 02:15 AM   #83 
  - Most decent breeders already adhere to those principles.  JeanGrey   Nov-12-08 04:51 AM   #94 
  - Ugh what a horrifying story! Thank you for sharing, though  WildEyedLiberal   Nov-12-08 02:59 AM   #85 
  - everyone that buys a dog from a pet store  Lifetimedem   Nov-12-08 05:49 AM   #96 
  - My little Papillon was rescued from a puppy mill. She was such a mess when we got her.  EmilyAnne   Nov-12-08 07:07 AM   #101 
  - I'd love to see a picture of her  Neecy   Nov-12-08 08:21 AM   #107 
  - This is why I would never buy a dog- just adopt  Marrah_G   Nov-12-08 07:13 AM   #104 
  - You done good.  King Sandbox   Nov-12-08 08:25 AM   #108 
  - People like that guy belong in a cage.  Hubert Flottz   Nov-12-08 08:27 AM   #109 
  - Oprah needs to do another follow up show on puppy mills.  riverdeep   Nov-12-08 08:36 AM   #111 
  - *Shudder* n/t  Hydra   Nov-12-08 10:18 AM   #112 
  - Here's my six-week old  Neecy   Nov-12-08 10:39 AM   #113 
  - what a cutie!!  dana_b   Nov-12-08 08:44 PM   #165 
  - The real source  mhollis   Nov-12-08 12:04 PM   #115 
  - I totally agree about AKC  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:43 AM   #194 
  - Heartbreaking stuff.  redqueen   Nov-12-08 12:06 PM   #116 
  - Poor goggies! That guy needs to be kept in one of his own kennels for awhile. See how he likes it.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-12-08 12:07 PM   #117 
  - Note to KC-area DU'ers  Neecy   Nov-12-08 12:21 PM   #119 
  - go on craigslist and publish this story in the pet forums in your state  madrchsod   Nov-12-08 12:22 PM   #120 
  - I live in Kansas...  PJPhreak   Nov-12-08 12:24 PM   #121 
  - Timber's a cutie  Neecy   Nov-12-08 06:10 PM   #150 
  - He's a Big slobber puppy  PJPhreak   Nov-12-08 10:35 PM   #176 
  - He's beautiful! Here is my rescue. Jack was on the mean streets and headed for a bad place.  Blue State Native   Nov-12-08 10:16 PM   #175 
  - This stuff cuts me to my core. There are no words to explain...  theFrankFactor   Nov-12-08 12:25 PM   #122 
  - This just makes me want to throw up. I swear, and I mean it, I could take a baseball  renie408   Nov-12-08 12:25 PM   #123 
  - K&R  Pooka Fey   Nov-12-08 01:08 PM   #128 
  - This is horrible - thank you for rescuing the ones you could.  InvisibleTouch   Nov-12-08 01:16 PM   #129 
  - I'm writing a check right now in honor of this story. And my rescued Pom.  faygokid   Nov-12-08 01:42 PM   #130 
  - Just saw on TV the ASPCA Ad from Sara McLauchlin.."In The Arms of The Angels"  Blaze Diem   Nov-12-08 02:10 PM   #131 
  - I hate that ad!!  dana_b   Nov-12-08 08:46 PM   #167 
     - Yes, I know what you mean. The ad is difficult to watch. But necessary of course.  Blaze Diem   Nov-13-08 12:09 AM   #182 
  - Bless your heart for doing this...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-12-08 02:37 PM   #133 
  - Thanks for rescuing those lovely little ones. Do you have any pure white ones?  sinkingfeeling   Nov-12-08 04:02 PM   #135 
  - I have two white sisters  Neecy   Nov-12-08 06:18 PM   #151 
     - Here are my rescue pups:  Stevie_66   Nov-13-08 12:36 AM   #183 
     - Here's my Crissy and my two rescued 'boys', taken last March.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-13-08 08:32 AM   #187 
     - That one sure looks like a toy Eskie to me! See the picture I posted below of my gang!  sinkingfeeling   Nov-13-08 08:33 AM   #188 
        - I love your gang!  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:06 AM   #189 
           - Oh, I wish I could take those girls! I got my 'boys' because I went to a rescue group in Ohio for  sinkingfeeling   Nov-13-08 11:18 AM   #191 
              - that's one expensive dog!  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:45 AM   #195 
  - They do not require a license ? This is an abomination! n/t  wroberts189   Nov-12-08 04:04 PM   #137 
  - THANK YOU !!!!!!! eom  wroberts189   Nov-12-08 04:06 PM   #138 
  - Ya know you can tell people to STOP buying from pet stores  newfie11   Nov-12-08 04:29 PM   #140 
  - Wow. This breaks my heart. How many people unknowingly support this trade?  PatriotGames   Nov-12-08 08:15 PM   #156 
  - About 20 years ago...  cowbear   Nov-12-08 11:36 PM   #179 
  - Don't own pets. Period.  tomreedtoon   Nov-12-08 11:56 PM   #180 
  - I bought a puppy from what I suspect was a puppy mill and I love that dog like he was my own baby  sarah FAILIN   Nov-13-08 12:03 AM   #181 
  - it's getting the laws passed that's so hard  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:27 AM   #192 
  - I thought about your post a few times today.  quantessd   Nov-13-08 02:05 AM   #184 
  - Bless you - I do lab rescue, just started this year  adigal   Nov-13-08 11:40 AM   #193 
  - just do what you can  Neecy   Nov-13-08 11:49 AM   #197 
  - There is no reason to buy a our country, where about 4 million  adigal   Nov-13-08 11:47 AM   #196 

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