Puppy Parlor Sells Mill Puppies
A recent investigation by the Humane Society of the United States found that Puppy Parlor aka Poochie Puppy Parlor at 4707 Main Street in Lise, IL sells mills puppies. As if that was not horrible enough, an inspector found they stacked adult breeding dogs in very small cages atop one another in their backroom, see the photo below from their location from October of 2011. This is is inhumane and the same horrible, confining, treatment puppy mill breeding dogs endure (just with a showroom).
Backyard breeders, puppy mills, and stores like Puppy Parlor that run their business like a puppy mill subject their breeding dogs to an entire life in small cages – like you see above! We domesticated these creatures, they should not be treated live livestock.
Puppy Parlor had an outbreak of Parvovirus in 2011 which killed upwards of 6 puppies. Parvovirus is a deadly disease (most deadly to puppies) and is associated with unhealthy living conditions. Furthermore, The public has reported no heat or hot water in the store, puppies with no food or water, and puppies dying. If you visited this store or purchased a puppy from Poochie Puppy Parlor and have seen any of this or worse conditions (or purchased a sick puppy) please report it immediately!
Aside for their own violations, they also purchase puppies from puppy mills! On their website they state that “[We at Puppy Parlor] breed, and rehome pets, rescue, and have a relationship with breeder that we have been associating with for over 25 years.” However, the HSUS investigator revealed via certificates of veterinary inspection that Puppy Parlor purchased their pooches from mills and mill resellers. The list of mills they get their pooches from included Conrad Kennel in Iowa. That puppy mill violated the federal Animal Welfare Act by the USDA. That mill has been noted for dogs with matted coats and filth. Some of the other culprits that contribute to the Puppy Parlor pooches are large puppy brokers in Iowa – Oleo Acres Kennel and JAK’s Puppies Inc. These two buy puppies from mills and resell them. The mills they are associated with have also been noted for various violations.
A complete report can be found on the HSUS website here.
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