It seems that we still have people out there who truly think that animals are a way of making a quick buck. I have never been one to purchase an animal (until just recently when Katana came into my life), and I got her because I knew she came from a reputable breeder and I knew she was perfect for the purpose we are working for.
Meanwhile, puppy mill’s are continued to be supported by those who ‘SAY’ they are ethical business entrepreneurs and even worse, Animal lovers. In this case, the “Pet Pro” has been under scrutiny for years, it seems with the first violation dating back to January of this year where a beloved pup, who was obviously sick and in the general population with the other dogs of the facility. It seems that after that, the snowball effect came down around Pet Pro’s stores and the violations continue to rack up against them.
Henderson Animal Control has racked up over 19 violations against Pet Pro’s and since then, the facility has been shut down. Unfortunately, following this story is a bit difficult for the local News is only releasing tidbits of information, but here are the write ups I have found regarding the conditions of the store, the animals and the cages of said animals.
Now that Pet Pro’s has been shut down, the dilemma is the thought that the puppies that are left behind… What to do with them!?
The so-called pedigree’s of the puppies that Pet Pro’s has been harboring in their filthy cages, came from even worse conditions in other states where “puppy mills” are a problem area that has not been addressed as of late.
Contact 13 has given this tidbit of information as well:
This iS NOT the first time the Clark County has obviously struggled with hoarders, bad care from so-called professional stores. Stories have flooded the Animal Control facilities all over Clark County such as last year around this time, a woman conspired to burn down her own pet store for the insurance money leaving 27 puppies inside to be burned alive with it. And she wonders why she was confronted by animal rights activists out front of the court house when she was pulled into an answer for her crime. At the time she was facing 31 criminal charges, including first-degree arson, conspiracy, burglary and attempted animal cruelty to animals and her conspirator is also still being hunted down.
I do believe that we as animal lovers do need to take an active stance and make sure that we assist those who are short handed and or unable to see things we do by reporting the violations to the local authorities and keep checking back! Take photos, video, and even recorded conversations so that these violations and health of these beloved animals is taken care of. Stand together for the rights of ALL animals, and stand strong! We give a voice to those animals that don’t have one and it is our responsibility as humans to do so.