Puppy mills are criminal, no matter where they are based. We followed links to a story on one in Blainville, which is near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 97 wire haired terriers were removed from deplorable conditions. Almost 40 dogs had to be euthanized. The remainder of the dogs have been fostered or adopted for the past two years.
The man responsible, Marc-Andre Laporte, has been convicted and will be sentenced in late February 2008. But he is facing a mere six months of jail time and up to $4,000 in fines. And he wants 18 of his best producers returned.
Those who have been fostering his "favorites" - favorite breeders - can not adopt them until and unless the court makes a decision on whether Mr. Laporte will be able to reclaim them. There is an online petition underway to prevent the return of these dogs to a convicted animal abuser.
Once all the signatures are collected, a printout will be given to Elizabeth Pierce for distribution to the media because it is illegal in Canada to hand petitions to the court.
After you watch the video, if you would like to sign the online petition, click here.
The Funny Farm is against all types of animal cruelty! And we appreciate those who will stand up and defend any animal.
(s) Jan's Funny Farm