SHICHON BREEDER

WHEN YOUR THINKING ABOUT SHICHON PUPPIES

 

There are a lot of dog breeders in ALABAMA. Alabama has no laws to regulate them. Many of Alabama breeders sale there dogs very cheap and at flea markets. You might as your self why? In our opinion it is because they do not care about the puppy or where it goes.

 

ALL STATES HAVE PUPPY MILLS AND MANY OF THEM DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT THEM DOWN, OR TO EVEN INVESTIGATE THEM. IF ALABAMA HAD MORE WORKERS AND LAWS ON THIS THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SHUT A LOT MORE PUPPY MILLS DOWN.

 

If you buy a shichon puppy from a state that dose NOT have any breeding laws and if you have a PROBLEM who is there to help you? NO ONE.........

 

 

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PUPPY MILL BUST IN ALABAMA

Incident Date: Friday, Jan 11, 2008
County: DeKalb

Charges: Misdemeanor

Disposition: Alleged
Alleged: Linda Wallin
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A puppy mill was busted Friday in DeKalb County. Nearly 70 dogs were rescued from deplorable conditions from a large kennel on Alabama Highway 75 near Henagar. It was so bad SPCA workers were instructed to wear protective suits.
"This is the worst puppy mill that I have seen and we've investigated quite a lot," said Freda Waters, executive director of the DeKalb County SPCA.68 dogs were packed in the back of a moving truck Friday, rescued from horrendous conditions.
The kennel runs are littered with rotting deer carcasses, feces and no telling what else. "It looks like a literal bone yard," said Waters.
"It's very hazardous. All kinds of bacteria, diseases, germs. That's why we're using suits, as well as masks and gloves today because of the possible threat of E. coli, tetanus and our vet said possibly even anthrax. What's bad for us is bad for the animals," Waters said.
The kennel operator, Linda Wallin, could only sit and watch as her dogs were taken away. Waters says Wallin actually lives in Georgia, and there is no one to care for the animals on a daily basis. "The runs have dirt flooring on the outside, so they're never cleaned. They get dirty and gravel is poured in on top of feces. It's heart wrenching. It's really heart-wrenching because the animals deserve better than this," said Waters. Wallin was booked in the DeKalb County Jail, charged with animal cruelty. Her bond is $18,000.Sadly, Waters says this is just one of many suspected puppy mills in DeKalb County. She says it all comes down to turning a buck. Dogs are bred constantly in puppy mills. "They don't care about the health or the temperament. They don't care about the quality of the animals that they're breeding because this is a money maker," said Waters. The 68 dogs were taken to the DeKalb County SPCA for an evaluation.
Waters says surprisingly most of the animals appear to be in relatively good health, although they're probably full of parasites.
Those that are healthy and have a good temperament will be put up for adoption. The DeKalb County SPCA is a non-profit organization.
Executive Director Freda Waters says they are in need of donations. If you would like to help them in their fight to protect animals, call 256-845-9463.

Case Updates

Dekalb County Alabama authorities arrested a Rising Fawn woman on three counts of animal cruelty on Monday after the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pointed at her kennel as a dangerous breeding ground.

Authorities rescued 68 dogs from Linda Wallin’s property on Hwy. 75 in Henagar, Ala., and arrested Wallin who was there when law enforcement arrived. Freda Waters with the SPCA is one of a team of people that moved on what she describes as a ‘puppy mill’ where dogs are raised in filth and squalor until they are sold.


She reported that the kennel operators had been throwing rotting deer carcasses for the dogs to eat, Waters said the amount of feces in the kennels was at a dangerous level, and was a breading ground for worms and parasites. Most of the dogs were miniature Schnauzers and poodles. Waters described it as one of the worst puppy mills she had seen, and she had her group wore protective gear when they extracted the animals.

“The Fecal test show these dogs are full of parasites,” she said.

The dogs will be examined and treated at the SPCA in Dekalb county before being adopted out. Waters said that the majority of the dogs had already been adopted by Monday afternoon, but the animals will not be released until authorities deem it safe to do so. She said most of the dogs suffered from some type of worm infestation.

By Monday afternoon, Wallin had posted bond and was released from jail. Dekalb County Assistant District Attorney Julie McCormick said that Wallin could face fee’s and up to 18 months in jail for the misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.
Waters said that the counts were reduced because Wallin agreed to release custody of the animals to the SPCA.

Source: Dade Sentinel - Jan 14, 2008
Update posted on Jan 14, 2008 - 8:57PM 

Here is the link to the the original article  http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/12944/AL/US/

 

 

 

ALABAMA HUMANE SOCIETY

We called the humane society of Alabama and talked to Joe, the number is 1-205-369-0392 we asked him if Alabama had any dog breeding laws.

 

Joe said NO Alabama has no  NO STATE LAWS WHEN IT COME TO BREEDING BU THEY DID HAVE ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS. HE ALSO STATED HE HAS SEEN A LOT OF PUPPY MILLS SINCE MOVING THERE.

JO ALSO STATED THAT ALABAMA IS TRYING TO WORK ON GETTING LAWS PASSED FOR THE STATE TO BE ABLE TO DO THE WORK IT NEEDS TO DO, BUT IT HAS BEEN TURNED DOWN, HE SAID THEY ARE STILL TRYING SO LETS ALL PRAY THAT ONE DAY THAT ALL STATES HAVE STATE LAWS  TO PROTECT OUR BABIES.

ALABAMA HUMANE SOCIETY DOES HAVE ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS LISTED BELOW..

In our quest to reduce animal cruelty we must totally rely on you and your love for animals. It's sometimes difficult to know when to intervene, so we wanted to provide you with some guidelines for defining animal cruelty.

cru·el·ty: Law. The infliction of physical or physiological abuse.

What are some signs of animal neglect and/or abuse?

  1. Thin
  2. Injured
  3. Unsanitary conditions
  4. Physical Abuse
  5. Abandoned
  6. Dog Fighting
  7. No Shelter
  8. No Food or Water
  9. Animal Hoarding (more than 10 animals at a residence)
  10. Animal left alone in vehicle

If you know of a situation where one or more of these descriptions apply please call the appropriate number listed below! If you see an animal being abused (see #4 and 10) or dog fighting in progress dial 911 IMMEDIATELY! Time is of the essence!

How do I report animal neglect and/or abuse? 

  1. In Jefferson County (outside Birmingham City) - call 205-325-1450.
    In the City of Birmingham - call 205-328-9311.
    Outside the Birmingham or Jefferson County Limits - call YOUR local law enforcement agency and/or Humane Society.
    If you have a case that is outside the Birmingham-Jefferson County area, yet within the state of Alabama, you may contact our cruelty hotline at 205-369-0392 to learn how to end animal abuse or neglect in your area. 
  2. You will be speaking with a Police Dispatch and they will give the calls to the appropriate officer. When you call the local authorities please be sure you have the following information:
     
    • Your name and phone number (Confidential unless called in for court)
    • Exact Location of the animal(s)
    • Nature of the Complaint
    • Description of the Animals involved
    • Any other pertinent information
       
  3. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society at 205-369-0392.

 

You can call the Alabama USDA at  205-372-3271. and ask them if they check up on breeders or to see if they can help you if you have an issue with an Alabama breeder. They have very few guidelines when it comes to breeders in Alabama.