|Sent on:||Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:26 PM|
The store employee stated they are "rehoming" puppies
for Roosters Ranch. We call it selling and a shame!
We confronted K9 Cuisine in Shelby this past weekend
after they received ANOTHER litter of puppies. You can
listen to my conversation with a store employee on You Tube.
The back story begins this past April when I spoke with the
owner over the phone. He said he had puppies in the store
that were available for “adoption”. I asked if they were for
adoption or sale? He then said “for sale” $675. They were
bred at Rooster Ranch (please do not send letters to this
kennel). I asked him to not sell puppies and support adoption
only. He said “no” and that I was entitled to my opinion.
I reminded him that his breeders need to be USDA licensed.
He said they are. I asked him again if they were USDA
licensed to make sure I understood, because we only
have three licensed breeders in Michigan that are allowed
to sell wholesale and Roosters Ranch is not.
When I asked if he planned to continue selling puppies, he
hung up on me.
This past June we sent the store owners a formal letter asking
them to pledge not to sell puppies. They responded with a certified
letter from their attorney which was returned. Their attorney sent
another letter in an email.
The store is not willing to discuss our invitation or pledge form.
Which leads to our visit to the store this weekend – on the
sidewalk of course. On Saturday, an employee came out to inform
us he was going to put a lean on our homes. While his arms were
crossed, he still took the time to discuss the situation and we
appreciate that. We also understand him approaching us with a
threat since I am sure our protest signs were threatening to the store.
We discussed Roosters Ranch, the stores alleged puppy supplier, and
how the store is "re-homing" the puppies. I believe this is call "selling"
and the breeder will need a USDA license. I asked him to inform the
owners we will be back if they get another litter in.
Why does this kennel have a surplus to begin with? Why does this
breeder not have a waiting list? Why does this store need to pump
puppies into the community and work against adoption programs?