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Q: What can someone do when they see an ad for 3wk old pups for sale?

April 24, 2008 | By Rachel C. | 7 answers | Expired: 2266 days ago

Rachel C.

10 Black Lab puppies, purebreds w/no papers, approx.3wks old,eating out of bowl, ready to go,$50ea. I thinks this is horrible those poor pups!

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Joanna
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Apr 24, 2008

I would get ahold of the Humane Society. If you can speak with a Humane Officer, they may be able to do a sting operation of sorts - this sounds like a puppy mill kind of thing, although puppy mills traditionally pawn their dogs off to pet stores.

Or if you wanted to do your own sleuthing, take a friend, visit this puppy person, and make notes of the address and surroundings - if they can't or won't show you the parents, if they don't show you where they keep the pups, if there are 2 or more breeds of puppies, or if anything seems amiss - gather the information and turn it in to the Humane Society. They will definitely want to check into possible puppy mill activity.

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Marta J.
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Apr 24, 2008

I agree, way to young. Just because they eat of of a bowl means nothing, They need the rest of the litter and the mom to learn basic social structure and behavior from the pack, and the immunities from moms milk. I doubt there's much you can do. The dogs probably got bred by who knows what other dog, because the owner was probably irresponsible and should have spayed the dog. Now they just want to get rid of the pups and make a little money. Doubt they're all Labrador.

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Danewillow
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Apr 24, 2008

Most states have laws against selling puppies younger than 8 weeks. Report the ad. I'm not sure which department you would have to report it to. Dept of Agriculture?

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