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NEW PET STORE! The Little Pet Shop (Utica)

From: Pam
Sent on: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:37 AM


Meetup Members,

The new owners of Utica Pet Supply, now called The Little Pet Shop, added puppies to their product list. They stated they planned to use local breeders, but they recently received a shipment of puppies from a broker named Patrick Fulton out of Minnesota.

Fulton Enterprises also regularly ships puppies to Petland Novi, Westland Dog Food Company, VI Pets, Pet City Pets and has shipped to The Family Puppy and Paws N Claws in the past. Fulton has been cited for s hipping underage pups.

Fulton delivered a pup to The Little Pet shop this month directly from Gina and Nolan Boer (Rock Valley, IA). The Boer’s last inspection report shows repeat violations to the federal Animal Welfare Act including:

• New area in older barn with 37 dogs is not insulated and has no means of heating and cooling.

• The enclosures do not have shelter structure for the dogs. • The barn has holds in the roof where the rain can easily come through where the dogs are. • Feeders are rusted and flaking.

• Underneath the grated floors of the enclosures has a build up of old food, waste, excreta and left over reside from previous rinsing.

• There is dust, dirt and a build up of grime throughout the building on the enclosures, light fixtures, and objects within the room creating an unsanitary environment. Protests began yesterday.

The next protest is April 12th at 10:30 during the City’s Easter Egg Hunt so we can reach as many locals as possible. RSVP on our calendar.

You can also join us at the next Utica City Council Meeting on April 15th at 6:15 to begin the debate over whether the animals imported from out-of -state commercial breeders is ethical, humane and in the best interested of families who will bear the burden of veterinary expenses.

Mayor Noonan and City Council Members need to hear from concerned Utica residents or families who have purchased sick animals from pet stores. Educating community leaders is one way to stop the pipeline of puppies from puppy farms.

Jacqueline K. Noonan, Mayor [address removed]

Ken Sikora, Council Member [address removed]

Russ Barthelmeh, Mayor Pro Tem [address removed]

William Osladil, Council Member [address removed]

Faith Terenzi, Council Member [address removed]

Barbara Montag, Council Member [address removed]

Charles Cuddington, Council Member [address removed]

If you do not plan to speak, please feel free to join us or write a letter to above elected officials. RSVP the City Council Meeting here

Lets ensure the pet store knows that we plan to spread the word about the puppy mills they have choose to work with.

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