DO THESE PUPPIES LOOK HAPPY TO YOU???

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

 

Today, Valentines Day, about 30 members from No Wisconsin Puppy Mills Organization (including my sister and I) protested against the Petland Petstore in Pewaukee, WI.  This store, and many like them, buys its puppies from puppy mills. I have done many posts about why we are boycotting this pet store chain in the past, along with ending puppy mill misery in the US, HSUS's investigations on this pet store chain and others, etc. Please see those posts, or go to www.hsus.org, or www.nowisconsinpuppymills.com for more information.

I had to forward these horrific photos of some of the puppies in this particular store.  Now, I ask you...do these pups look happy and healthy?  No blankets, toys or anything in their wired bottom cages.   We have spoken with employees and former employees of this store first hand, along with numerous past customers,and are simply heartbroken hearing about the poor conditions of the animals, lack of proper food/water/etc, the fact that they only let their dogs out once per week!, etc etc etc!!  This just is not right. Please please please, ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!!!

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Rainmaker
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You should ask the owners and people who work there if they would like to be treated so miserably.

Feb 14, 2009 10:53 AM #3
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Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
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The pictures break my heart.  I can't even walk into such a store, cause I want to set them all free and bring them home with me.

Feb 14, 2009 11:22 AM #4
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Those puppies do not look happy to me -- sadly they do not look happy.

Feb 14, 2009 01:57 PM #5
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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Kristin:

These photos hurt so much.

As what Tony said and let me add, how about let's put their owners in cages...

ToulaRosebrock.com

Feb 14, 2009 11:44 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

TOny...we certainly have...they simply don't believe they are doing anything wrong...disgusting!

Feb 15, 2009 12:49 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Vickie....we all agree with you!!

Feb 15, 2009 12:50 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Bob and Carolin, they aren't....most have never seen grass before, been held, etc.  So sad!

Feb 15, 2009 12:50 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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TOula....when our group protests the Puppy Auctions in Thorp County 3 -4 times a year (can you believe this is legal???), we have a cage where we put a menonite puppy miller in the cage with a huge sign by the highway saying, how would you like it? 

Feb 15, 2009 12:52 AM #10
Rainer
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

We love to adopt.  We have an adopted dog and cat.

Feb 15, 2009 05:14 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Glad to hear that Wendy!!

Feb 15, 2009 07:00 AM #12
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Christine OShea
Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Kristin, makes me want to run in there and let them all free.  It is so mean, I will definitely adopt again as soon as I get settled.

Feb 15, 2009 08:32 AM #13
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Christine, you and me and so many others too!  Glad to hear you will adopt and not shop...wish everyone did!

Feb 15, 2009 09:25 AM #14
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

they are  cute but, no they do not look happy.   

Feb 15, 2009 10:15 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Maureen, you bet they are not happy!!

Feb 15, 2009 10:28 AM #16
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Kristin-I could not have said it better myself.  Those poor animals.  That is the reason I can never walk into a pet store.   Your average store displays them the exact same way and I can't stand it.  If I had my way no one would sell these animals for those exorbitant prices that keeps them penned up for months at a time. 

 

Feb 16, 2009 04:39 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Debra, thanks for your support. I agree, there should be NO pet stores period.  Enough lovable pets in shelters and at rescue groups.  Take care my friend!

Feb 16, 2009 04:55 AM #18
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Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Kristin,

The puppy mill industry & petshops.....all so very sad.......

Thank you so much for your support and sharing the information & photos.

Have a great evening!

Rita

 

 

Feb 16, 2009 11:03 AM #19
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Thanks Rita...I couldn't agree more...all should be shut down! Thanks for reading and the support.  SPread the word!! Adopt, don't Shop!

Feb 16, 2009 11:26 AM #20
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Jennifer Esposito
JenRan Realty, LLC - Woodstock, CT

Sadly, they've got it a lot better in the pet store cage than they did at the mill. 

We all have to take a stand against the sale of dogs in pet shops.  Not just in choosing not to shop where puppies are sold but to get legislation passed to ban the sale of dogs and cats in retail establishments.   Professional breeders care about their breed and their puppies and would never turn puppies over to a store to sell.  

It angers me to know that people still continue to support the puppy mills by buying pet store dogs.

Feb 18, 2009 05:57 AM #21
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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JenRan, we do all have to take a stand and I try to push the legislators as well...I protest the stores, I send letters, make phone calls, increase awareness....someday hopefully things will change!

Feb 18, 2009 08:21 AM #22
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