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Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup (Southeast Michigan) Message Board › Terry Adams (Brighton Township Puppy Mill Broker)

Terry Adams (Brighton Township Puppy Mill Broker)

Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
PRESS RELEASE: Beware of Brighton Township Puppy Mill Broker

Puppy Mill Awareness is warning the public to think
twice about buying a puppy as a gift for the holidays.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2010
CONTACT: Pam Sordyl, leroybrown01@yahoo.com, 734-718-7100

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Yesterday consumers filed more complaints with the Brighton Township Planning Department against Terry Adams of Parkside Builders in Brighton Township for selling puppies out of his pole barn without a license.

Parkside Builders is located at 4413 Kenstington Road, in Milford, Mich. There is no registered kennel or pet store at this address.

Shoppers who call in response to Mr. Adams’ ads in local papers are told to bring “cash only” and that they can pick up a registered AKC puppy by appointment.



“Once we entered the building I was astonished by the amount of puppies in cages!” said Dena Awdish, from West Bloomfield, Mich. who visited the breeding facility. “I told my husband that these were ‘puppy mill’ pups and wanted to leave but he insisted on seeing the pugs and letting our daughter pick one. There had to have been 30 - 40 different pups, and about 15 different breeds but no parents anywhere. The pups were in wire cages and had no bedding whatsoever.”



The advocacy group Puppy Mill Awareness has been investigating this business operation for a year and recently received a complaint regarding a sick Pug, named Hogan, who was purchased last month. A Puppy Mill Awareness investigation revealed that Mr. Adams is operating without a business license, is not currently zoned for commercial sales and is performing veterinary procedures without a license.

Puppy Mill Awareness observed puppies housed in Mr. Adams’ garage including Maltepoos, Papillons Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Cavelier Spaniels, Yorkie-poos and Shihtsu mixes.

Mr. Adams told Puppy Mill Awareness that he works with breeders in Indiana, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Howell, Fowlerville and Traverse City. Currently, however, there are no USDA licensed breeders in these cities. It is illegal for a breeder to sell to a pet store (wholesale) without a USDA license.

“We are most concerned that Mr. Adams is part of the puppy mill pet trade and operating without any license or inspections,” said Pam Sordyl, Director of Puppy Mill Awareness. “The puppies are not receiving Health Certificates by a certified vet, meaning they are more likely to become ill at these young ages. Without proper shelter and health care one sick dog likely means many others are falling ill.”

“If you can not see the breeding dogs onsite, it is time to leave,” Sordyl continued. “This should be the first red flag when contacting anyone selling puppies online or in the classifieds. With the poor economy, many people who have no experience with animals are trying to make a buck in the pet trade. Don’t be fooled by cute puppies.”

Consumers are invited to learn more about the puppy mill/pet store connection at Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup at http://www.meetup.com...­.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a Puppy Mill Awareness member, please contact Pam Sordyl at 734-718-7100 or leroybrown01@yahoo.com.





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Ellen
estuban01
Walled Lake, MI
Post #: 5
Is there more we can do to deter people from going there and bring this illegal puppy mill operation to media attention? Can we picket this weekend? Anyone else have suggestions? I'm ready!
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 756
Thanks for offering to help out!

For now, the city is working on it. He has been notified that he is not allowed to operate a business on this property.

There is no need to protest. Protesting is always a last resort, but it does feel good when you are out there confronting them and warning the public.
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 764
I sure hope the city enforces the ordinances. This is no small operation.

Here are some photos of his property or shall I say "Pet Store".



Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 897
Meet Maxewll. He was purchased in February of 2010 after Bernice saw an add in the Detroit Free Press. He was sick when she brought him home and he died in May.



She was looking for a male yorkie and when she found one in Terry's garage, she put down a $50 deposit until she could get the cash required for the purchase. He tied him up in the garage on a wire. The next day he gave her a different dog. Either her dog was sold or something happened to it. She called Terry about the new pup throwing up. He told her not to call him. Maxwell was treated at t he Nichols Veterinary Clinic in Wayne. He had worms and diarrhea. Poor Maxewll passed away in his sleep. She never received a refund from Terry or help with the vet costs.

Here are some of the documents provided about this case:
1) Health Record listing date of birth, breed, Terry’s number and his is listed as the breeder. All Sales Final. No refunds or guarantees.
2) Vaccinations provided. Pyrantel at 2-4-6 and 2-21-10 Albon/Panacure, 2-211- Frontlien (30)
3) Hand written receipt. Purchased Male Yorkie $700, Deposit $50. Terry signed with number.
4) Vet Letter outlining the Maxwell’s condition.






Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,061
Court Docket: Man arraigned for illegal pet shop
12:10 AM, Jun. 5, 2011 |

http://www.livingston...­

A Milford man was arraigned Thursday in Livingston County District Court on charges he operated an illegal pet shop.

Prosecutors allege Terry Victor Adams, 56, was operating as a veterinarian and sold or delivered dogs without the appropriate health certificate.
He pleaded not guilty to charges of unauthorized practice of a health profession, operating a pet shop without a license and pet-shop violations. He is free on a $200,000 personal bond, according to District Court records.

Adams returns to court Wednesday for an exam conference
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,141
Meetup Members,

One day before Terry Adams faced the judge on felony charges 6/29/11, he put his home up for sale. The for sale photos of the garage do not show any puppy cages. We are assuming this operation is either on the run or shutting down. The price has dropped $75k since it was listed.

Considering Mr. Adams' is not zoned commercially, he may be looking for another location. Hopefully, the serious charges he was facing was a warning to get out of the pet trade.

We are going to call this store number seven closed for now!

Read more about our Terry Adam's case:http://www.meetup.com...­

House for Sale
http://www.trulia.com/property/3055227288-4413-Kensington-Rd-Milford-MI-48380­



Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,482
OPEN CASE: We were able to get felony charges on one more pet store after the “2008 MDA Pet Shop Drop”, but he continues to sell sick animals. Read more about the Milford garage store con man.
http://puppymillaware...­
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