I went to the Vet's office today to pick up my little kitten, and saw the sadest thing. Someone was in with a teeny Doberman puppy. She bought it from the Feed Store who in turn bought the litter of pups from a puppy mill. I was unaware this was going on in my area, which is a really small town where everyone knows everyone. Anyways, this poor pup was so loaded with worms she was very ill. She has chronic diarrhea because apparently the guy that runs the Mill feeds the dogs food the grocery stores throw away, such as bad yogurt, cheese, and rotten meat. This pup had its tail docked by the Mill guy, with a knife he just chopped the puppies tails off and left them to heal. No stitches or anything. The pups tail stump was raw and infected (you could see the white of the bone) and she walked with her body hunched up because it caused her so much pain. Thankfully she has a great owner now who is willingly to get her the proper care. I want to see this puppy mill shut down, and the guy fined. I know his name, so I'm calling the SPCA tomorrow to investigate him. I've talked to people who have seen the deplorable conditions the guy keeps the pups in, and I'm sure when the SPCA people see it, they'll do something to help the poor dears. Wish me luck, and any advice you may have on how to go about this porperly would be appreciated.
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11/13/01 at 3:31pm