Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Whispering Oaks Kennel Turns Over Almost 1000 Dogs To Humane Officials

Officials are saying that there were about 1000 dogs at the Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkersburg, W.Va. that were given up by the owner Sharon Roberts who agreed to stay out of the dog breeding business.

The executive director for the Humane Society of Parkersburg Maryann Hollis said; This is not what dogs were put on this planet for. I equate this to living in one room of my house for all of my life and somebody just dropping groceries by once a week, not a lot of stimulation. How can you raise dogs without worming them and vaccinating them, trimming their toenails and grooming them?

Deputy Robert Sims of the Wood County Sheriff's Office said; Some of them, you put them on the ground and they don't know what it is because they've lived their entire life on wire mesh.

Over and over we keep reading about how bad these puppy mills really are. They say that most of the dogs were purebred Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Poodles and other small breed dogs and one of them was partially paralyzed. The Best Friends Animal Society has said that they will take care of a paralyzed dog for the rest of its life and they are even going to have a cart fitted for the poor dog so that he can get around. Now that’s kindness from the heart to hear that.

I already have one Dachshund and I will have to see if I might be able to adopt one of these dogs. You know that they are going to be needing a lot of help and they are saying that it could cost up to $200,000 or more just to help these guys, so if you can Please help them to save these dogs…

Read the article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would you treat animals like this? Why would the city allow this breeder to continue without being arrested! THe owner needs to be put in jail for at least 15 years.