The Puppy Mill Project and Furry Babies

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Sarah, CWSR,- CWG1, CGC

Million Dollar- Mutt
Barked: Thu Jun 6, '13 10:13am PST 
Furry Babies, a chain pet store is being sued by consumers! Furry Babies claims that they "hand pick" their "nursery raised" puppies from reputable breeders, but the truth is, they come from puppy mills!

"A group of consumers filed a lawsuit in LaSalle County Circuit Court against the Chicago pet store chain Furry Babies, Inc., claiming that the store sold sick puppies from puppy mills to unsuspecting consumers in violation of state consumer protection laws."

"The plaintiffs claim that in contrast to the stores’ promotional materials, Furry Babies puppies are frequently born, raised, and transported in filthy conditions, deprived of social contact, and shipped at younger ages than permitted by animal welfare laws. The USDA, the federal agency which licenses breeding facilities that sell dogs to pet stores, has repeatedly cited Furry Babies’ suppliers for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act. After one such inspection, the USDA cited a Furry Babies supplier for failing to tend to dogs with excessively matted fur and overgrown nails, causing deformity, lameness, and severe discomfort. Other citations issued to Furry Babies suppliers point to dogs living in waste-filled conditions hospitable to vermin, dogs without bedding in sub-zero temperatures, and dogs with obvious but untreated diseases. "

Here's a link to the full article:
Furry Babies Lawsuit

Best of luck to the plaintiffs!!

Akita Pals- Always.
Barked: Wed Jun 12, '13 9:55pm PST 
Those poor puppies. I hope the lawsuit is successful and also hope that "Furry Babies" and the people behind it get what they truly deserve.