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Military Reunions With Dogs:
Popular judge Beverly Vics sent this video with the message
“This will put a smile on your face, and if tears come to your
eyes, that is fine!!” Beverly was right so you can thank her
for 4 good minutes when you see her at the shows.
No More Pet Shop In Mall: Sydney Morgan,
http://www.wowhavanese.com sent this RapidCityJournal/pet-policy clipping about Rushmore
Mall in Rapid City, SD. The
Fish Here Pet Center was notified that their lease
would not be renewed due to a new policy “designed to prevent
the sale of puppies purchased from puppy mills.” Kim
Christopher, in the mall for 33 years, said his store has never
sold puppies purchased from breeders or mills but how would he
know where each puppy comes from? He is quoted as stating “All
of our puppies come from families in the Rapid City area" and
that he keeps all puppies until they are sold. While that may
be true, it leaves one assuming he doesn’t take puppies that
might grow very large. This story was first reported in October
by PETA. Are the mall owners animal rights advocates? The mall
marketing manager said "Macerich has instituted a
well-considered pet policy and will no longer allow the sale of
live animals at our shopping centers".
We have learned today that LAX keeps a staff of vets on call to
handle inbound international shipments of dogs consigned to
shelters! PETA’s psychological war designed to force
families to “adopt from a shelter” and not “kill a dog”
appears to be working. Which is better – to adopt a high-risk
shelter dog or buy a purebred from a pet shop? Respond
Bomb Sniffing Dogs Die At Houston Airport: 14 military dogs en route to Afghanistan were placed in an
unventilated sealed truck December 21, 2010. Houston lawyers
for the dogs’ owners, American Canine Detection Services in
Florida, filed a lawsuit against Indian Creek Enterprises, DBA
Animal Port Houston and also as Live Animal Transportation
Services seeking over $1,000,000 in damages.
When your beloved dog is unable to make a booked connection, it
goes to an “overnight in a boarding facility.” The military dogs
were sent Animal Port Houston. When the owner’s agent checked
on the dogs the next morning, they were found in an unattended
box truck with the motor running. All 14 dogs were dead but
there was gruesome evidence that they had tried desperately to
escape from their crates.
Did you know that most airlines subcontract freight and baggage to other
companies? When you use a live animal shipper to deal
with a company contracted by the airlines, you are in a
three-party contract and the risks accelerate. One staff
member said it is always best to fly on the same plane with your dog in cargo, or if the
dog is small enough, book an in-cabin ticket. Another said
to suggest new owners book a RT flight, come meet
you and the dogs, and fly back with their puppy in cabin.
Share your ideas or experience on Shipping Dogs. What’s your “peace of mind”
solution for shipping? And what do you think about the thorny issue
of today's breeders forced to compete with Pet Shops and Shelters
selling purebreds? What’s best for a family (and in the
long run for the dog they keep) - buying a dog at the
pet shop or from a shelter? You really brave readers can tackle
the issue of why a good family would do either instead of buying
a well bred purebred from a breeder.
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