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Q: Furry Babies, Inc???

December 24, 2009 | By Vicki | 8 answers | Expired: 1698 days ago

Vicki

We have a "Furry Babies, Inc" in our area & are rallying against them. Most people believe they are purchasing from puppymills. I now believe so as well. We shut down their facebook page & are trying to do the same same with another one that's nearby. If you have a Furry Babies, Inc in your area...would you check into it? They say the puppies are hand selected & are ACA inspected. If that is true...(some say that ACA isn't a true inspection like USDA is) then they are hiding something. Will you do yourselves & the puppies a favor and check into this? We have a group who are wearing T-shirts surrounding the shop, on occasion. (The T-shirts read: ADOPT DON"T SHOP! ) We have told, what we suspect, on their facebook page and that is why they deleted their facebook page.

You are so right Jessica. If we ALL do SOMETHING...we should be able to conquer!!!

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Jessica P.
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Dec 27, 2009

ALL pet stores get their puppies/kittens from "commercial breeders" (AKA puppymills) kitten sometimes come from local area barn cats or stray cats. I always find it amusing that pet stores will have a "pure bred AKC registered Black lab" for sale, a "purebred AKC registered rottweiler" and a "rotti-lab mix" for sale at the same time, with very close birthdates...why don't people see that these dogs are most likely all from the same litter, but at a puppy mill it is what you come out looking most like that you become! There needs to be laws against commerical breeders and selling puppies and kittens in pet stores! Adoption is best or go to a "home breeder" some one who has less then 4 adult dogs.

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Kavykeeper
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Dec 26, 2009

There is one in the mall near us. I noticed that they keep the puppies in cribs and the people who work there carry bags around to pick up the messes and spray it down. I'm going to ask them where they get them from the next time I go there. I found the place disturbing. People look like they hover over the puppies so they are exposed to anyone who is sick.

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JerZgirl
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Dec 25, 2009

I have never heard of them but the ACA is NOT a legitimate registry or inspection agency. Its run by puppy mills for puppy mills. You did the right thing by protesting.

They have a nice facade of being a legit-run registry to purebred dogs though-ironically they only deal with pet shops.

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Stacy H.
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Dec 25, 2009

I agree with what Amber said. Most pet stores will tell you that they don't get their pets from puppy mills, but I would like to know what their definition of a puppy mill is. Anyone who would put a puppy or kitten in a pet store for sale may need to rethink their methods of selling animals. Just one persons opinion. I like your slogan!!!

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Linda B.
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Dec 25, 2009

This is good information. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard of this organization either.

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Robyn
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Dec 25, 2009

I have never heard of this place but will question it if I ever see one in the area where I live. Thanks for the information.

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daryl b.
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Dec 25, 2009

as i have never heard of either ofthesei will certently chech them out. since you have researched eigh i guess you must be right. that is a shame i will spread the word

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Amber
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Dec 24, 2009

i've never heard of them, though several years ago, a Petland opened in our area. there were quite a few articles in newspapers about them when they first opened. interestingly, in those articles, the guy who runs the store says that the puppies don't come from puppy mills, but rather from the Hunte Corporation. i found it interesting that he would so openly admit that they came from the Hunte Corporation when anyone at all who gets curious and checks online will figure out in about 30 seconds that Hunte is actually the world's largest "puppy broker"...a middle man in the puppy mill business. so basically...i'd say to keep an ear out for anything to that effect that could so easily be used against them.

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