Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Blainville Wires

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


  1. Well we thank you for posting this.It is awfull isn't it.We can not understand people at all sometimes. Thanks for your help and lets keep our fingers crossed that this awfull man doens;t get these dogs back.Love Agatha and ARchie PS We saw the Santa Capers becasue our pal Asta was in it!!!!!! Terrific production.....

  2. i think he should get 25 years myself, and i sure hope he does not get the dogs back. that would be just WRONG!!!

  3. Thank you for posting this. It was horrible to read and see, but we need to know these things. That terrible man should never be allowed to have an animal again. I signed the petition.

  4. Hi,
    nice to meet you!

  5. I know these things go on but it is stoo much for me to see. So terrible.
    I do want you to know that I have picked Percy up, I will most certainly give him the best care today. He is safe with me.

  6. We saw this on Asta's blog and it made us very sad and mad. Our human went right over and signed the petition. We hope it helps! Thank you for posting about it, we hope more folks will read about it on your blog and sign too.

    On a side note,WHAT have you and Sassy been up to? Looks like fun (check her blog out if you haven't seen it yet).

    Opus and Roscoe

  7. Hey Jan and gang, we are back. I wanted to let ya know that we even made it back early. We had a wonderful time and laughed so much I thought our insides would ball out. Thanks for letting Percy go with me. We will have to do it again.


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