March 7th 2009 6:57 pm
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this place I came from Almost Heaven in Emmaus PA, he no longer can buy dogs. he has been temporaryly been shut down. In Aug. 2008, he was raided, Animal planets animal cops were there to film it for future episode. they found a freezer with 65 corpes, over crowded cages stacked on top of one another filled with feces and urine. 800 animals in all, including ponies, guiena pigs, dead hamsters. dead guiena pig bodies litter the property. Nursing dogs with no puppies. 56 dogs that day were taken that were sick and he agreed to turn over another 100. As of Aug. he has 447 counts of animal cruelty charges, Max. fine is $2,500 per count,
In 1988 he was fined and served jail time for 32 counts of abuse.
In 1989 he was banned from the AKC, for 30 years but then in 2004 changed to life time ban.
In 1990 he was convicted after 10 puppies died from lack of sustenance.
In may of 1991 he was fined for operating unlicenced kennel in Weissport PA
In June 1991 fined for unlicenced kennel in Allentown PA.
In 1999 he opened Almost Heaven Kennels under alis AKA skip Eckhart.
In 2001 my mom came up, bought 2 pups, she didn't know of this man. Skip came recomended so mom trusted him, while there she saw dogs running free, they could not bark, he had the vocal cords cut. How sad. mom bought Jolie and Morgan first, Morgan was the only surviver of the litter, mom fell in love, Morgan was a meir 11 oz. when mom brought her home at 10 weeks old. Jolie came with Morgan. than a year later mom found out the horrors of this cruel man and recieved a phone call about Roxanne. well the rest of her story is in her diary.mom is furious about this, this man has caused great pain in her life, because Morgan is not a healthy pup, mom has almost lost her a few times and it's all his doing. It is not fair that Morgan have to go through what she has, she is a great little dog but can't experience what a reg. dog can, May he rot in hell for what he put me and all the other dogs through. My Aunt also has some dogs from this place Almost Hell.
February 21st 2009 4:48 pm
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my mommy got a phone call from a woman in N.Y. the call was about me, the woman said she was at almost heaven (hell to me) and that there was a dog (me) left to fend for itself. My now mom took that Sunday off from work and drove up, when she got there she told skip, the owner of this dirty place that she was looking to get another dog, she than told him what kind she was looking for (me). Skip disappeared and came back with me. he told her he took no precautions to save me, he didn't care whether I lived or died, that he couldn't use me for breeding. I was coughing and matted down with poop, mom offered him 500, he agreed and mom gave him 200 and said she'd mail the rest. this was in PA so we went right to aunt Jackies house, there I got a bath and some matts removed. The next day mom took me to her vet, I had kennel cough and pneumonia I was about 5 months old already, the vet said I didn't develope proper. Mom gave me my meds. and kept me in a long time til I was well enough to meet the world head on. I never was really socialized proper, which left me very fearful of strangers and anything that moves. She has tried to socialize me but I prefer to stay home and wait for my familyto come home. I don't like going to parks, or any place, I am a true home girl. I am very happy in my own world and considering where I came from I am healthy, but the scars of that dreadful place will be with me the rest of my life. The name of that hell hole is Almost Heaven in Emmaus PA . I hate that man for what he's done to me and all the other puppies up there that didn't ask to be born, it was all for greed and money. My aunt worked there and told us things that are unspeakable, cruel inhumane, almost torturous. she didn't last there very long. he should go to jail for a long long time. and maybe he will. oh mom never gave him the rest of the money, she paid my vet bills with it.