It began in October 2007 when over 100 purebred poodles and 9 birds were seized from the home of Janie Conyers and made national headlines (1). Conyers ran a boarding and breeding business in Raleigh. Conyers, who is 77 years old, drifted into what is called “Hoarding.” Hoarders compulsively collect animals out of love turned wrong, which becomes animal abuse.
15, 2008| TheDogPress.com
Dog Sports Editor
Animal Legal Defense Fund
(2), working with Wake County officials, reached a “swift
settlement” to protect the “severely neglected Toy Poodles”
covered in their own waste, suffering from serious medical
conditions such as broken jaws, “extremely painful dental
disease” and eye and ear problems caused by pure neglect.
They received emergency veterinary care but need follow up care or expensive
dental work to enable them to eat properly. Some dogs have been returned to
their owners and a few have been released to foster care, but over 30 formerly
pampered pets and show dogs desperately need financial help and permanent homes!
These are not un-socialized puppy mill or shelter dogs; they are sweet, loving
victims of a sad situation and they need a kind person to love again.
Terms of settlement keep the elderly woman from going to jail but more
importantly, prevent her from ever working with or owning animals again.
Expenses are being shared by Carolina Poodle Rescue in Pacolet SC and dedicated
people like Vicki Haywood, a professional groomer, who has taken 32 dogs into
her home, donating her services around the clock to clean, clip, unsnarl and
bathe the little dogs.
The dogs and the people desperately need help! This edition of National Pet
Press newspaper is "all about heart." Please, no matter what breed (or species)
you own, take a minute to make a donation. Unlike some general donations or
those charitable organizations with big marketing budgets, every dollar you send
goes directly to the food, care and re-homing of these poor little dogs.
They all need spaying and neutering prior to adoption and some need serious
dental work. It has been estimated that the cost per dog will be a minimum of
$150. Email Vickie re adoption, send your check to either of the poodle groups
The National Pet Press staff donated, please find it in your heart to help the
people who help the dogs.
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Mail to Poodle Club of America