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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2006, 6:44 pm

a few stories from Rochester

http://www.news8now.com/news/story.asp?id=21470
Puppies dumped

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1/24/2006 6:00 PM
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Police in Genesee County are looking for suspects who appeared to have dumped several puppies from a moving car.

Three labs were found by a passing motorist on West Bergen Road Monday. Five more puppies were brought in Tuesday. Although they don't look like there were all from the same litter, they were also discovered in the same area.

All the puppies are being treated for parasites and will be put up for adoption in the coming days


http://www.news8now.com/news/story.asp?id=21489
Abandoned puppies are sick

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1/25/2006 6:00 PM
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Two of the 7 puppies that were left abandoned alongside a road in Genesee County have died.

A motorist discovered the puppies on Monday in Bergen. Authorities say the remaining lab pups are in poor health and are being cared for by vets at a local animal hospital.

The Genesee County Animal Shelter says it has seen an outpouring of support for the puppies, and are no longer accepting applications to adopt them. However, the shelter is accepting donations of money to help pay for the puppies' veterinary care.

You can send your donation to the Genesee County Animal Shelter's "Volunteers For Animals." The address is PO Box 1621 in Batavia, NY. The zip code is 14021.


http://www.news8now.com/news/story.asp?id=21562&r=l
New information on Parvo puppies

1/31/2006 5:00 PM
(WROC-TV)

A new development in the dumped puppies of Genesee County, the investigation has tracked the Parvo infected puppies to a rescue operation in Rochester.

18 more puppies have been removed from the care of Warren Thomas, a Rochester resident who operates the Happy Pups Rescue Group. 2 of those puppies have tested positive for Parvo and officials tell us the 7 puppies found in Bergen came from Happy Pups.

It seems Thomas had handed them off knowing they were sick, but not knowing they'd be abandoned.

"If the owners of these puppies had done the responsible thing and turned them over to the shelter, those animals would have received proper medical care. Checked over by a vet, any concerns could be addressed and the animal would be spayed and neutered before it leaves the shelter and not add to the pet Parvo population problem," says Richard Gerbasi of Lollypop Farm.

Mr. Thomas has not responded to our request for an interview. We'll have more on this story tonight on News 8 Now at 6.


Happy Pups claims to be a rescue - they buy litters from people with 'accidental' litters, and tell them to call them 'if' they have another litter. Hmmm... have a little of 10 puppies, make an easy $250. I wonder if people will keep haveing 'accidental' litters? He pays for each puppy, then sells them for $100. He claims that all of the pups are vaccinated when he sells them. He has no contracts, no guarentees, no foster homes, no spay and neuter policies. Sound like a rescue to you?

Please, feel free to email news8now and inform them of the difference between a rescue and puppy peddler. The shelter they are in is called Lollypop Farm. They were very nice when I called them today to find out details about this.

Classified Ads for Happy Pups - this is representative of what is listed weekly. litter after litter after litter of puppies.

BORDER Collie/Lab mix Pups: $100 PD# 371 703-1223 http://www.happypups21.org

First ran on: 01/27/2006


BOXER/LAB MIX PUPS: $100. PD# 371 703-1223 http://www.happypups21.org

First ran on: 01/26/2006


JACK RUSSELL/BEAGLE MIX PUPS:
$100. PD# 371 703-1223 http://www.happypups21.org

First ran on: 01/26/2006


LAB mix pups: $160 PD# 371 703-1223 http://www.happypups21.org

First ran on: 01/21/2006


SHELTIE/Shih-Tzu mix Pups: $100 PD# 371 703-1223 http://www.happypups21.org

First ran on: 01/27/2006


this would be a 'rescue' with a Pet Dealer license?? how interesting.

Contact info is on their webpage.
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Postby Jesseca » January 31st, 2006, 6:51 pm

Why are people so stupid? :hammer: Those poor puppies. :(
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Postby Emi » January 31st, 2006, 7:03 pm

Red flags going up in me for some reason ... some thing inside me says , some thing is wrong in Dodge here ... poor animals ... :(
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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2006, 7:05 pm

My email to the news channel

I have been following your story about the parvo puppies.

I was VERY bothered by you identifying "Happy Pups" as a rescue.
Regardless of what the owner names the business, it is FAR from
a rescue.

He buys litters of puppies and then sells them with no contracts,
no spay/neuter contracts, and evidently no vaccinations. No rescue
does this, if you speak to any of the other rescues in Rochester
they will tell you the same thing. No rescue does what Happy Pups
does. He named his business a rescue to try to get extra business.

He has a Pet Dealer license, most rescues have non-profit status.
They do NOT have pet dealer licenses.

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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2006, 7:11 pm

Just on the news:

Happy Pups has been being investigated for the last MONTH after people have called the Humane Society to report that he is selling sick dogs.
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Postby Emi » January 31st, 2006, 7:15 pm

They have been watching him for a month , and haven't done any thing to the person ???

Oh my god , that's almost as bad as selling the sick puppies, if they knew he was doing that why wait a month ... those poor animals :noWay:
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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2006, 7:19 pm

Emi wrote:They have been watching him for a month , and haven't done any thing to the person ???

Oh my god , that's almost as bad as selling the sick puppies, if they knew he was doing that why wait a month ... those poor animals :noWay:


You can't do anything without proof. and it takes time to gather that.
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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2006, 7:26 pm

From a different news station:

http://www.news10nbc.com/index.asp?temp ... y_id=17606

Woman charged with abandoning puppies in Genesee County

1/31/06

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the case of the abandoned puppies on January 23rd. 28-year-old Laurie lerkins of Leroy has been charged with 10 counts each of animal cruelty and abandonment. Lerkins allegedly was paid to dispose of the puppies that came from a Rochester dealer operating under the name Happy Pups. On Monday the Humane Society removed 18 puppies from Happy Pups. Two of those dogs have tested positive for parvo. Happy Pups is located on Lincoln Avenue in Rochester and owned by Warren Thomas.
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Postby Emi » January 31st, 2006, 7:40 pm

Guess i'm not a patient person when it comes to stuff like this of any sort ... :o
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Postby pLaurent » January 31st, 2006, 9:58 pm

There are SO many brokers disguised as rescues. I know of more than one and they continue to list on Petfinder.

In fact, any "rescue" that adopts out intact, unvetted dogs or puppies is a broker as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby turtle » February 1st, 2006, 12:51 am

Yes and sadly it's the animals who suffer...

If this person has parvo on his premises, any puppy he brings there will be exposed to it and probably catch parvo.

I hope they can put him out of business and fine the hell out of him and rule that he can not have any animals...
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Postby mnp13 » February 1st, 2006, 12:41 pm

For all you letter and phone call minded people (yes, that is a hint!!)

Happy Pups has a NYS pet dealer license, which lists them as a for-profit direct to public seller. Very different from a rescue

In NYS it is a misdemeanor to sell sick animals - there have been numerous complaints from people who bought puppies from Happy Pups that subsequently came down with parvo.
Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green
Monroe County District Attorney's Office
47 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, New York 14614
Phone:(585)753-4500
Fax: (585)753-4576
Email:districtattorney@monroecounty.gov


The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has been listing his puppy ads for a while - both his 'I buy litters' ads and his 'for sale' ads.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/

The Syracuse Post Standard lists his puppy ads - http://www.syracuse.com/

The Scotsman Pennysavers list his wanted ads and his for sale ads. http://www.scotsmanonline.com/ Scotsman also refused to sell space to a local rescue who wanted to print information about Happy Pups not being a rescue.

WROC channel 8, Rochester - http://www.news8now.com/ - has been referring to Happy Pups as a rescue in all of their follow up stories

Here is another person who is doing the same thing:
http://www.nokillrescue.com/ - Owned by Fletcher Smith. He buys puppies and then re-sells them as well, the same as Happy Pups.

Ads from the pennysaver - http://www.scotsmanonline.com/
100% NO KILL rescue now taking in unexpected litters of puppies to adopt out as pets. For info http://www.nokillrescue.com call 607-339-5104 ask for Fletcher.

ANYONE LISTENING? Do you want your litter of puppies to find homes? Look no further. We are 100% No-Kill Rescue up to $50 per/pup. Ask for Fletcher 607-339-5104. http://www.nokillrescue.com
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Postby mnp13 » February 3rd, 2006, 11:19 am

http://www.news10nbc.com/index.asp?temp ... y_id=17632

Pet shop owner arrested for selling diseased puppies
2/2/06


The former owner of Happy Pups on Lincoln Avenue in Rochester was arrested Thursday by Humane Society at Lollypop Farm Animal Cruelty investigators. Warren Thomas is charged with selling or offering to sell diseased animals. On Monday, Humane Society investigators removed 18 puppies from the store. Two of the puppies tested positive for the parvovirus. One of them died. All of the puppies are in isolation at the Humane Society.

Thomas is scheduled to appear in court February 10. If convicted on the misdemeanor charge he faces up to a year in jail or a $1,000.00 fine.
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