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|02-11-2009, 04:09 AM||#1|
Owned by my yorkies
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Coats, NC
Last Friday watching the local news my heart broke.....
As many have heard, last friday here in nc there was a major puppy mill bust! Well, i am ashamed and embarrassed to admit that my Oliver and Brooklyn came from that horrid place! I feel like such a fool...i really felt that the woman i dealt with loved the animals. She always let me know she appreciated the pics i would send her of Oliver and Brooklyn and told me to keep sending them. I feel so many emotions over this. Sadness is the biggest one, but how stupid could i be...i have spent the last few days crying for those poor dogs in that place. How could i not have known? I keep asking myself that, but I truly didn't. I will admit that after being on here and reading so many posts about good breeder vs backyard breeder i finally put their breeder in the backyard breeder category, and decided i wouldn't go back there, because when i went to the house to get Brooklyn i was told to bring Oliver, (they wanted to see him) and that she would have the mom there for me to see (they are from the same mom) But when we got there they had some excuse for the mom not being there. ...i wish i would have persisted, but i was already in love with my baby. I don't think i will ever be able to stop thinking about Oliver and Brooklyn's poor mommy and I so wish there was a way to find her. I don't even know why i felt the need to tell you all this, but, every time i see another post about this mill i want to literally throw up. I hope that anyone that reads this post and is looking for a new puppy will learn from my ignorance and do their research first. I really never knew what a puppy mill was until now and i just feel totally heartsick.... I pray that God will forgive them for what they have done to all those poor animals and i give him thanks for Oliver and Brooklyn, because i love them more than words can say...
My little dog-a heartbeat at my feet. -Edith Wharton
|02-11-2009, 05:56 AM||#2|
lovin my girls
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Don't worry, you wasn't too know at the time. I'm sure your two are very loved and cared for and that's the most important thing.
Vicky - Gypsy, Kayla & Amelia Grace's Mummy
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|02-11-2009, 08:04 AM||#3|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
No your not a fool. But that's why education and getting the word out about puppy mills is SO important. And now you have information you didn't have when you got your babies. Please help spread the word and educate others so that one day puppy mills won't exist. I'm Mom to a yorkie who's an ex mill survivor for nine years of his life and how I feel about these so called humans cannot be posted here. Don't beat yourself up over this but use what you have learned.
|02-11-2009, 08:11 AM||#4|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas
Don't punish yourself for not knowing. I did the samething with Max and Mandy (schnauzers) because I never had even heard of a byb. I trusted everyone. At least those 2 babies you have will have a good life. I tried to look at it that way with mine. Look what they were spared from. I really believe those people that treat animals the way they do will get back everything they dish out. This is a sick world.
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