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Re: “Dogs rescued from Hot Springs 'puppy mill'

Yes, I received papers. Obviously worthless. He has been neutered, as have all of pets. He had worms, but otherwise healthy. Evidently, I got to him before they had time destroy him. ASPCA is welcome here anytime.

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Posted by Kathy Mowery on 11/09/2011 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Dogs rescued from Hot Springs 'puppy mill'

I recognized within 6 weeks that the puppy was not a pom. I immediately phoned Mr & Mrs Thomas, only to be told that they would give me back $100 of the $350. Would you want to pay $250 for a "mutt"? It took 8 weeks to get the DNA test back and then to file in small claims took almost another month. Then we had to wait for a court date, that is why it took 8 months. I chose to keep Tazz, because he is a part of our family, regardless of his mixed bloodline. I have often wondered if the "Judge?" had Mr. & Mrs Thomas for clients prior to the hearing. It was certainly a one-sided decision. The only losers were the people who continued to buy from these lousy people.

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Posted by Kathy Mowery on 11/09/2011 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Dogs rescued from Hot Springs 'puppy mill'

Can only hope that they prosecute the ex-husband as well. He was a large part of this issue. Did you mean USDA? I would check my facts, if I were you.

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Posted by Kathy Mowery on 11/09/2011 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Dogs rescued from Hot Springs 'puppy mill'

To Actual Dog Lover and Dog Owner:
i don't need your sympathy, but before you start talking about me, please take a look at my facebook page. I have 7 dogs, 4 adopted, and 3 were gifts and two adopted cats. I lost my almost 18 year-old-pom and was looking for a pom puppy with his spirit. Tazz fit the bill in spirit, but was not what I paid for.This was not about money, but more about feeling cheated and duped. As you can see, it appears that Rainbow reall y didn't care about the puppies or the buyer, just the money. AS for the DNA tests, there are a couple of labs out there that do work for police depts, etc. My vet was able to locate a reliable one. Photos of Tazz and my other guys are on my facebook page. Take a look! The important thing is that the "puppy mill" is shut down, hopefully permanently.

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Posted by Kathy Mowery on 11/07/2011 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Dogs rescued from Hot Springs 'puppy mill'

No Say In Kangaroo Court
I was allowed the privilege of appearing before Gary Lax (Judge?) in a small claims matter recently. In January, I purchased a papered, guaranteed “purebred” Pomeranian puppy from Pam & Ray Thomas dba Rainbow Kennels, off Mtn. Pine Road. In March, it became evident that he was not full-blooded Pomeranian. I was unable to reach an equitable arrangement with the sellers, so I filed a Complaint in Small Claims Court. After paying $350 for a “Poodle, Collie, Sheepdog mix” breed according to the DNA test results that were ran at a cost of $79.95, $68.00 Court filing fee and $100, ($50.00 each) for the Sheriff’s office to serve the Complaint to each Defendant, Mr. Lax, announced without any testimony, that he would save the Court some time and that he had decided that I could return the puppy for the $350 or keep It with no adjustment. Is this a fair and just day in Court? What about the fact that I made a commitment to this creature when I took him home, integrated him and made him a member of our family, loved him for eight months, fed, housed and paid for his shots and worming bills? Or, that Mrs. Thomas, (who did not bother to show up for court, said that; “she would destroy him if she could not sell him as a “designer” puppy?” What is wrong with this ruling? With his ruling, Mr. Lax has given Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, his legal seal of approval to cheat buyers. My advice; don’t buy from the Thomas’ or Rainbow Kennel, get a puppy from Animal Control, Paws-N-Claws or other reputable organization for $35 to $50, which includes neutering and stay out of Mr. Lax’s Kangaroo Court. Or, if you dare, If you are as privileged as I was, file your claim. You will be allowed to lay out your hard earned money for something you didn’t receive, pay to prove without a doubt why you were wronged, pay the costs for filing and service fees, attend the hearing and hear in person his predetermined ruling, without any testimony from you. Is that even legal? Oh, I am allowed to appeal his decision, but who am I kidding; next time I may get a janitor or gardener instead of a “real” Judge. On second thought, a blue-collar like myself, might actually have some common sense and make a fair and just decision. One bright spot, Tazz, is loved and safe regardless of what breed/breeds he is.

Update: 11/07/2011-They busted this "puppy mill" this morning, removing over 100 dogs in deplorable conditions. Everyone give Mr. Lax a call....and let him know that he made a bad one!
Kathy Mowery

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Posted by Kathy Mowery on 11/07/2011 at 2:41 PM


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