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Pregnant Fox Terriers need fosters ** Graphic puppy mill dog pics

kayla
November 14th, 2005, 07:18 PM
I just recieved this email from the Montreal SPCA. I'm sure many of you have heard about it on the news. Such a sad and sick story.:sad: They are looking for fosters for the pregnant mothers, I thought maybe some people here can help, the contact info is listed below.


101 Fox Terriers

Many of you have probably seen the reports on the Blainville dogs on the News.
Last Thursday, the Blainville police and Canine Patrol, the pound in charge of
Blainville, a private pound, seized over one hundred dogs in a private residence
following a complaint from neighbours bothered by the foul smell emanating from
the house.

An individual lived with over one hundred dogs in indescribable conditions. The
house was littered with excrements. Incidentally, the City will have to tear
down the house.

This operation was conducted by the Blainville police without the participation
of the SPCA. This means that we had no idea about the seizure. We learned about
it the day of the event. We rushed over and were able to take possession of 35
of the dogs. The 65 others were already in possession of Canine Patrol, a
private pound.
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On Sunday morning, we went to Canine Patrol to recuperate the other dogs but
about 20 of them had already been put down. All the other dogs are safe and
sound and are at the Laval shelter. We now have all the seized dogs.

In this precise case, the individual has serious psychological problems. A few
years ago, he started breeding Fox Terriers. He was a qualified and registered
breeder with the Canadian Association of Dog Breeders. He had 15 dogs at the
time. The SPCA had received two complaints and we paid him 2 visits in 2001 and
2002. The dogs were treated well and there was nothing we could do in accordance
with the law. The case was closed.

But, for the last 2 years, complaints kept coming in to the Blainville Police.
Nothing was done, no inquiry was launched. No complaint was made to the SPCA.
Two years ago, the man´s mother died and the situation degenerated to become
what it is today. When we learned about the situation last Thursday, we
intervened without delay and requisitioned these dogs. The dogs did not have
many chances of surviving in a private pound.

Today, at the Laval SPCA, the dogs have been groomed and will probably be put up
for adoption.

I am sending you exclusive pictures.

ATTENTION: WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER HOMES FOR 10 PREGNANT FEMALES. PLEASE
CONTACT THE FOSTER PROGRAM AT (514) 735-2711, ext. 237

Louise Allard
SPCA
(514) 735-2711, ext. 240



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poodletalk
November 14th, 2005, 07:26 PM
How far along are the dogs? Why don't they just spay the dogs now and abort the pups?

kayla
November 14th, 2005, 07:30 PM
I don't know Poodletalk. I just got this email but haven't bothered phoning the foster program and finding out more info as I'm at my dog max right now. I'm sure purebred fox terrier puppies will find homes easily though. I don't think there is really a need to abort them all.

BMDLuver
November 14th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Personally, I think they should all be spayed and spared having to go through with the pregnancy. These dogs have been through enough... this is the last thing they need plus, how will the foster families feel when dead puppies arrive or worse, deformed puppies from lack of nutrition? It's very sad... I don't blame the SPCA staff for trying... I blame the director for asking them to do so. :sad:

poodletalk
November 14th, 2005, 07:53 PM
I agree with you BMDluver, the dogs have been through enough, probably they are not healthy themselves and now the strain and the energy of giving birth. It doesn't seem right at all. They should be spayed now and put up for adoption. The world doesn't need anymore puppymill pups!

SarahM
November 15th, 2005, 12:11 AM
****! Whoever was responsible for this should go to jail!!!!

Prin
November 15th, 2005, 12:23 AM
He'll probably get a small fine. Vive le Quebec!

CyberKitten
November 15th, 2005, 04:20 AM
I agree - none of these dogs are gealthy enough to bring puppies to term. Oh, they could do it physicially but what will be the condition of the puppies and the moms? And potential health probs of the puppies? Any group that allows thse "girls" to give birth may mean well but it is not in their best inteersts nor of the puppies who will be born with God knows what problems - and I say this as someone who adores fox terriers - I grew up with one!!

kayla
November 15th, 2005, 10:04 AM
Personally, I think they should all be spayed and spared having to go through with the pregnancy. These dogs have been through enough... this is the last thing they need plus, how will the foster families feel when dead puppies arrive or worse, deformed puppies from lack of nutrition? It's very sad... I don't blame the SPCA staff for trying... I blame the director for asking them to do so. :sad:

That's true. Guess I was thinking of it from the puppies perspective, it would seem like such a sad ending to a sad story to have to kill them all. But if the mother's aren't well enough to go through with the pregnancies then spaying would be the best option. Unfortunately Barnoti seems to think only in terms of economics, and these purebred puppies will generate a lot of lovely revenue for him. :mad:

poodletalk
November 15th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Yes! It will bring in extra revenue but NOT for the Foster Program nor the animals at the SPCA!!

BMDLuver
November 15th, 2005, 03:58 PM
That's true. Guess I was thinking of it from the puppies perspective, it would seem like such a sad ending to a sad story to have to kill them all. But if the mother's aren't well enough to go through with the pregnancies then spaying would be the best option. Unfortunately Barnoti seems to think only in terms of economics, and these purebred puppies will generate a lot of lovely revenue for him. :mad:
Sad to think that many could end up back where they came from, just a new location different person. Dog forbid they were all sterilized before leaving. :sad:

30 Fox Terriers are now sitting in PA at Jean Talon... they are a disgusting sad mess. Quebec at it's worst.

chico2
November 15th, 2005, 04:03 PM
OMG,this is the worst I've ever seen..only evil people could do this to innocent dogs,it just makes me sick:evil:
I am surprised Barnoti did not just put them down:pawprint:

BMDLuver
November 15th, 2005, 04:22 PM
OMG,this is the worst I've ever seen..only evil people could do this to innocent dogs,it just makes me sick:evil:
I am surprised Barnoti did not just put them down:pawprint:
Some of them will be pts depending on health evaluation.

badger
November 15th, 2005, 04:31 PM
In the article it says that the Canine Patrol, which appears to have a contract with the city of Blainville, was the outfit that got to the dogs first and had already euthanized 30 before Barnoti went and got them. So it looks as if he is at least a teeny tiny plastic replica of a hero in this story.

doggy lover
November 15th, 2005, 04:33 PM
those pics just brought me to tears. I'd like to get hold of the a--holes that did this I'd fix them, shove them into little cages and treat them the same. I truely wish I could help out but I'm only allowed my one dog. It is hard to believe there are dogs under those matts.:(

chico2
November 15th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Looking at those awful pictures,you can hardly see they are dogs,maybe many of them will never be suitable for adoption,having lived in a cage their entire life,euthanazia might be the kindest thing:sad:
I just wish our governments would look upon this kind of horror the way we do and stick these people in jail for a very long time:evil:
This is 2005,not the middle ages,to me this is no less serious than were they torturing a human,they are simply evil people!

Shamrock
November 15th, 2005, 04:41 PM
omg. These photos are gutwrenching.
Just breaks the heart, and wounds the soul to know this goes on. Thank God for the angels of mercy who are trying to help these poor animals.

Poe
November 15th, 2005, 05:00 PM
This is just a terrible story. I don't know who the "they" is that we can blame. I guess the guilt lies with whoever let a man with "severe psychological problems" breed fox terriers. Is that the government for turning the other cheek? The "Canadian Associaton of Dog Breeders" (who are they--I thought the CKC was the one to register with)? The SPCA for not noticing there was a problem when they first checked it out? The guy's caretakers and doctors for allowing him to breed puppies?

This story should remind us that BYBs are just as bad, if not worse, than puppy mills. These dogs were "home-raised"; they weren't in cages, they were allowed to run free, which is why the house now has to be torn down by the city.

And as for the SPCA stepping in to be heroes--of course they saw an opportunity for PR and used it. This is a human interest story that was publicized nationally, and the SPCA needs to show people what kind of work their donations are supporting. I'm not sure where I come down in terms of the ethics of this--it's definitely a complex situation. To put them down might seem like the most humane thing to do, but because of the huge human interest component to this story, to allow people to offer loving homes for these poor dogs seems important. A lot of people will look at those dogs and want to help them, and they should be given the opportunity to do so.

But I agree that the puppies may not have the best chance of survival anyway, and maybe the SPCA shouldn't be asking that their foster families not only help some seriously abused dogs return to physical and psychological health, but also to take care of the puppies and mourn the ones who don't make it as well. It's a very difficult situation, and of course everyone wants to see healthy, happy dogs emerge from the mess they were living in. Whether this is possible remains to be seen.

Ethical dilemmas aside, I wish these dogs the best. And I hope that we all remember to go through the pains of selecting a good breeder or searching the rescues for however long it takes to avoid buying from pet stores and newspaper or internet ads. A little inconvenience and impatience is worth it if it means putting puppy mills and BYBs out of business!

-Poe's Ma

meb999
November 15th, 2005, 10:03 PM
When I saw that story on the news I nearly puked -- the worse part is that this guy isn't going to get the psychiatric help he needs (although my dad, who's a psychiatrist says that there's no cure for animal horders and he's just going to start all over again....)

I think all those poor pregnant pooches should be spayed if their health permits it....PEOPLE SUCK!!! I hate humans when I see things like this....UGH!:yuck:

chico2
November 16th, 2005, 07:45 AM
Poe,thank you for making me read the history behind these poor dogs.
I had just looked at the horrific pictures and assumed a couple of very greedy people where breeding for money,whilst breeding-machines were kept in cages,as so often is the case.
This case is different but still an unbelievable case of cruelty,caused by a very sick person.
Hopefully behind the tangled dirty mess,there will be adoptable dogs.
As so very often is the case in widely publisized horror-stories,money and calls for adoption will be coming in to the SPCA and I hope they do the right thing by the dogs,whatever it may be.:love:

Lil'RickyMom
November 16th, 2005, 01:05 PM
And after all this, inspectors that are so powerless, the City of Montreal K9 inspector was back at my door Monday, to search through my whole apartment, closets included, in case I was hiding a dog without a dog tag.

They came, took pictures, found nothing wrong, gave my son a $100 ticket for refusing access (???), and promised him they'd be back next week to search my closets again to see if I brought in an "illegal" dog.....

This is Montreal for you, I'm fighting this one alone once again, no one wants to help me. I contacted the media, the city councillors, my borough mayor, etc. and nothing.

I was told by the inspector, Mr Fortin that I am not allowed to rescue dogs, not even one, as I am not an SPCA. He wants me to rat out all the rescues and foster homes, as none of us are legal.... IT IS ILLEGAL TO SAVE A DOG ACCORDING TO MR. FORTIN, UNLESS YOU ARE THE SPCA.


Just thought I'd add my 2 cents, and believe this or not, the Blainville dogs that they are now looking to place in foster care with "citizens" will not have tags, but those people will not be harrassed because they don't know about them..... and the SPCA will not rat them out.

Only I am being targetted, because it has happened occasionally that there was a third dog, with no tag, in my apartment.

Vive MOntréal!

cpietra16
November 16th, 2005, 02:08 PM
:eek: Oh my god...this is how money is spent. We are harassing people that rescue....what have we turned into. NOw this should make the news and if nothing else hopeful make them realize how stupid they have become. Sorry I hate to use any of these words on any site, but these people should be hung out by their toe nails....how absolutely ridiculous.....What will they do next pay officers to sit and get involved on these sites to smoke out the mean terrible inhumane people that dare rescue.....

Toonces
November 16th, 2005, 04:12 PM
This is just sick, I have never seen anything so disgusting, those poor dogs have been through so much, I hope and pray they all get the lives they so much deserve.

BMDLuver
November 16th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Most of them are not moving in their cages, they just stare blankly into space. Quite a few were pts today from the Laval location. They were just too old or too sick to be adopted. :sad:

chico2
November 16th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Lil'Ricky mom,I don't know what to say,it's unbelievable,the SPCA would rather euthanize the dogs you rescue??
Boy,this has been an awful week at the Forum:sad:

BoxerRescueMTL
November 16th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Most of them are not moving in their cages, they just stare blankly into space. Quite a few were pts today from the Laval location. They were just too old or too sick to be adopted.

Jenn, are any rescue getting the option to take in some of these guys? The ones that are scheduled to be PTS, I mean..

BMDLuver
November 16th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Jenn, are any rescue getting the option to take in some of these guys? The ones that are scheduled to be PTS, I mean..
I do not think any rescues have been asked prior to finding out that so many per day have already been pts. I will find out what the options are and if they are open to it or not. PB is a large presence there right now so it might not be possible for that reason.

BoxerRescueMTL
November 16th, 2005, 06:20 PM
PB is a large presence there right now so it might not be possible for that reason.
That's a terrible, terrible shame. I am sure some could be helped.

Lil'RickyMom
November 16th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Just to clarify, the SPCA wouldn't rather put down the dogs I rescue, I am talking about the Montreal Canine Inspector (City of Montreal, not SPCA). He feels if the SPCA cannot help, I have no right to rescue and the dogs should be put down, as I am not SPCA. He's never heard of any of the other rescues, other than the SPCA.... Unbelievable.

As for the Fox Terriers, from what I was told today at the SPCA, 80 are actually still alive, 10 are pregnant, but all of them need to go into foster care as they cannot be put up for adoption because the guy is fighting to get some of them back. He wants at least 15 non-spayed females to start his business again. So meanwhile, they cannot adopt any of them out. These dogs will be in foster care forever.......

Lucky Rescue
November 16th, 2005, 07:12 PM
I was told by the inspector, Mr Fortin that I am not allowed to rescue dogs, not even one, as I am not an SPCA. He wants me to rat out all the rescues and foster homes, as none of us are legal.... IT IS ILLEGAL TO SAVE A DOG ACCORDING TO MR. FORTIN, UNLESS YOU ARE THE SPCA.

This kind of stupidty and ignorance is being paid a salary? Unbelievable....

"City of Montreal K9 Inspector"?? What the heck?? Hope he had a warrant to search your house?

He wants at least 15 non-spayed females to start his business again. So meanwhile, they cannot adopt any of them out. These dogs will be in foster care forever

I guess we'll say how much good the new so-called anti cruelty laws are really going to work here.

cpietra16
November 16th, 2005, 07:21 PM
[ Quite a few were pts today from the Laval location. They were just too old or too sick to be adopted. :sad:[/QUOTE]
What is concidered too old? I can understand sick, but old? I am sure there are people out there that would rather have an old dog. I, for one!
Now the guy wants at least 15 unspayed dogs back....are you kidding me? They are better off PTS than going back to hell.This guy shouldn't even be allowed a ant farm let alone a dog.

kayla
November 16th, 2005, 07:34 PM
This story is so confusing to me, the fact that it could even be considered that he gets any animals back is appalling. He must be SERIOUSLY insane if he wants them back too, he obviously felt no compassion for them. He needs to be put in a home he is not right in the head. I don't know how many mental institutions will allow him to bring 15 breeding dogs with him. How come this is not an obvious "no, you can't have them back" situation? I cannot believe anyone would even consider this! Are Quebec laws seriously that lacking? The more I find out about the situation the more I am saddened and sickened.

How on earth will they be able to find 80 foster homes who are willing to keep the dogs indefinitely until our infantile government steps in and helps with the situation?

And LilRickyMom how on earth can the Montreal Canine Inspector be so dense as to not think there are rescues other than the SPCA? You should show him petfinder. I suppose if he found out I was fostering for you he would also be banging at my door. Oh how I would love to give the ******* a piece of my mind:evil:

Lil'RickyMom
November 17th, 2005, 06:02 AM
No, they do not need a warrant, they have more power than the almighty God. A cop needs a warrant before setting one toe in your place, a City inspector (all departments) has more rights than that. You cannot refuse access to a City inspector as he is doing his job. However, I am convinced that I am allowed to have the cops present as well, as we have been playing this little game with taxpayers's money for the last 2 years, but this time, he still gave a ticket after going through and taking pictures, for having refused access (I guess without the cops).....

I'm going to get this guy if it's the last thing I do. Keep an eye out for him, his name is Richard Fortin, he is the canine inspector for the City of Montreal. His only power is to collect money for tags and seize dogs that are over the limit. Your dog could be beaten, dying, abused terribly, nothing he can do..... But if your dog doesn't have a tag, watch out....


Well gotta go to work, I've taken 2 days off for this stupidity.... .Let's see what my City Councillor does for me.


To be continued.....

chico2
November 17th, 2005, 06:59 AM
Sorry for missunderstanding....I've never heard of a Canine City Inspector and a very ignorant one to boot:mad:
The fact he has the right to enter your home at any time is scary,the City should be greatful they have wonderful caring citizens and instead go after abusers,BYB and Mills...I bet they don't have tags:evil:

Also I don't see how any court in the world could allow this disturbed man to get these poor dogs back and continue his illegal business.
Please keep us updated on any news....

meb999
November 17th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Jenn, are any rescue getting the option to take in some of these guys? The ones that are scheduled to be PTS, I mean..

The ones that were PTS this week, are the dogs that aren't adoptable, either because they are dying and in alot of pain, or too feral and too far gone to be saved. The SPCA is giving most of the dogs a few weeks to recover before deciding wether or not they are adoptable.

Luckily (or unluckily -- I haven't decided yet) for these pooches, because of the media coverage, there's alot of people wanting to adopt these guys -- more adopters than dogs, apparently.
The only thing that bothers me, is that I'm afraid people won't have done their research before getting these dogs, they ARE terriers -- not the easiest dogs in the world -- and I'm also afraid that people will adopt them because it is 'fashionable' , because they can say that they saved on of those 'blainville dogs' -- I don't know, maybe I'm too judgemental, but I hope whoever gets these pooches does their research and understands all the work that will have to go into these guys....

BoxerRescueMTL
November 17th, 2005, 11:19 AM
The ones that were PTS this week, are the dogs that aren't adoptable, either because they are dying and in alot of pain, or too feral and too far gone to be saved.
This is true, however, we've all seen first hand what the SPCA sometimes deems as "unadoptable". I know this situation was exceptional and probably many of these poor guys had no choice but to be PTS, still I can't help but wonder if some could have been helped by rescue groups that could go the extra mile. My own Uncle Monty was "unadoptable"...I understand though that some of these guys were too far gone...

meb999
November 17th, 2005, 11:31 AM
This is true, however, we've all seen first hand what the SPCA sometimes deems as "unadoptable". I know this situation was exceptional and probably many of these poor guys had no choice but to be PTS, still I can't help but wonder if some could have been helped by rescue groups that could go the extra mile. My own Uncle Monty was "unadoptable"...I understand though that some of these guys were too far gone...

It's true that the SPCA is often 'quick to judge'....This whole situation just makes me so sad....:sad:

Melinda
November 17th, 2005, 01:21 PM
This is a reply I received when I sent an email to Pierre Barnoti inquiring as to the well being of the dogs. So if you all feel like writing a letter, every one helps


Hi Shelly,

All the dogs have been groomed, washed, and examined by a vet. Some of them required medical care which they are receiving right now. The dogs will be sent in experienced foster homes to be socialized and then will be available for adoption.

To help us put some pressure on our goverment you can write a letter to

Laurent Lessard
Ministor of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food< /DIV>
200, chemin Sainte-Foy
12e étage
Québec (Québec)
G1R 4X6

K9Friend
November 17th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the contact on Laurent Lessard. I will write to him! :evil:

BMDLuver
November 17th, 2005, 05:13 PM
SPCA Jean Talon is holding their Annual General Meeting this evening at 7pm at the Dorval Hilton. It was kept quite quiet... wonder why? If you have questions and have time, head out and be heard!

BoxerRescueMTL
November 17th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Did you go to the meeting Jenn?

BMDLuver
November 17th, 2005, 07:29 PM
No, I had an adoption to do this evening. I know Johanne Tasse went so should hear if it was a fiasco or not tomorrow. If I had known prior to late this afternoon, I would have made other arrangements. It was kept very quiet.

BoxerRescueMTL
November 17th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Cool,I'm really wondering how it went.

susieqt
December 3rd, 2005, 11:28 PM
A customer of mine came in today to show me their newest addition to their household - they are fostering one of these fox terriers for the SPCA Montreal. I think it is great they are doing this but I'm wondering why they would foster a dog out without vaccinating them first? The customer said that the SPCA would be contacting them for a rendezvous. Also, they did not have one piece of I.D. on the dog. Shouldn't the SPCA at least put some sort of tag on?? Of course, the dog isn't fixed.....how do they know that the foster parents won't go out and use him for stud?

Prin
December 3rd, 2005, 11:41 PM
Yeah, when we got Boo from the SPCA, he wasn't fixed and the SPCA wouldn't do it. Long story short, they never knew whether we did it or not. :rolleyes:

catsnatcher-CDN
December 4th, 2005, 07:34 AM
LilRickyMom,

I know this is a long shot but have you thought of approaching the SPCA for help? I hear Barnoti acknowledge the existence and need of other rescuers in a TV interview. Perhaps if you take an appointment to see him and explain to him your efforts in rescue and problems with this inspector, he can write a short letter that will acknowledge you as one of many rescuers in Montreal. A letter from the SPCA will have some influence. (Maybe SPCA Monteregie will help instead of the one in MTL.)

Also, you can also get a letter from your vet saying that the dogs are not with you long term and you are taking care of them by having them vaccinated/fixed and rehomed.

Anima-Quebec has now been formed and is being funded by our gvt. Perhaps a visit and letter of explanation from them will have the same weight as this inspector.

Maybe you can cc these letters to his supervisor as well?

I don't know if this will help. I know people with authority never back down once they've taken a position.

Lucky Rescue
December 4th, 2005, 10:16 AM
Of course, the dog isn't fixed.....how do they know that the foster parents won't go out and use him for stud?

They don't. This is one reason for the huge overpopulation of animals in Montreal.

Anyone can adopt an intact animal and go and breed it. I hate to think how many intact cats adopted go on to have litters and end up back on the street and the problem worse than it was.

Lil'RickyMom
December 5th, 2005, 07:20 PM
The SPCA is already helping me. But they are powerless as well, as the city is telling them to put tags on their foster dogs, and they refuse to spend their money with tags on temporary dogs, that are not even transferable.

I've tried it all so far, but I'm not done.... Something will give.

susieqt
December 5th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Gosh, how much can a tag cost?? I heard that the SPCA received alot of money in donations (in regards to the Fox Terriers). I'm sure they can afford to tag these dogs.

Inverness
December 5th, 2005, 09:13 PM
A customer of mine came in today to show me their newest addition to their household - they are fostering one of these fox terriers for the SPCA Montreal. I think it is great they are doing this but I'm wondering why they would foster a dog out without vaccinating them first? The customer said that the SPCA would be contacting them for a rendezvous. Also, they did not have one piece of I.D. on the dog. Shouldn't the SPCA at least put some sort of tag on?? Of course, the dog isn't fixed.....how do they know that the foster parents won't go out and use him for stud?

I believe this time, since these poor Fox Terriers have some importance, legally speaking, (:( ) the SPCA was careful with the choice of foster families. The people were screened carefully. All dogs are wearing a collar with an ID number on it. However, they were not microchipped before being sent and so they could easily vanish into thin air. This was an unusual situation for the SPCA and they were probably taken by surprise, having to deal with an influx of 80 dogs all of a sudden. The dogs were not vaccinated, no, but they were not healthy enough to be. The vaccines would have caused more harm than anything else. Many were and still are under treatment for kennel cough and various infestations. Most presumed gestating females were not pregnant in the end, which is good news. Many of the dogs are doing quite good in their families and catching up with all they haven't learned in their life. Unfortunately, some others will always remain a little strange, poor little wee things. :sad:

CyberKitten
December 5th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Not sure my comments are of any help - but what the heck is wrong with the Mtl SPCA. At least here, the animal control officer is a wonderful woman - who has 8 cats of her own and a husband who works from home so he can care for them. They are not perfect (mistakes are made, sigh!) but they welcome rescues. Is there no breed specefic (fox terrier) rescue near Mtl - even if it's in Ontario - that could help? I honestly do not get why these poor dogs are being allowed to carry their puppies to term. That makes no sense!!!

I have seen some horrible photos from Katrina (have not yet posted them tho) - and some others took that are online - and these are similar - tho there is no excuse except neglectm cruelty - and he gets away by claiming psychiatric probs,m Gawd!

Inverness
December 5th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Not sure my comments are of any help - but what the heck is wrong with the Mtl SPCA. At least here, the animal control officer is a wonderful woman - who has 8 cats of her own and a husband who works from home so he can care for them. They are not perfect (mistakes are made, sigh!) but they welcome rescues. Is there no breed specefic (fox terrier) rescue near Mtl - even if it's in Ontario - that could help? I honestly do not get why these poor dogs are being allowed to carry their puppies to term. That makes no sense!!!

Fox Terrier Rescue groups have been helping out a lot. They donated supplies and money. The dogs cannot be spayed (there might "only" be 2 pregnant females) because legally, the SPCA does not have any right over the dogs. They still belong to the bast***. :(

Although things look really bad, the dogs are well taken care of now. Most of them are in foster homes and many of these homes are doing a wonderful job at caring for them. We should at least give those homes some credit. :thumbs up

K9Friend
November 27th, 2007, 05:53 PM
:evil: Found guilty! Yes!!

Blainville Man Convicted Of Animal Cruelty
2007-11-27 13:24:48

A Blainville man has been found guilty of two counts of neglect and two counts of animal cruelty after 97 dogs were seized from his home in 2005. 59-year-old Marc-Andre Laporte claims he loved his dogs too much and was unable to let any of them go, nor was he able to care for them adequately. About 30 of the dogs had to be put down, some were adopted and 18 were placed in foster care. Laporte could ask to have those dogs returned. But the judge has already indicated that likely won't happen. Sentencing arguments will be made in February

Frenchy
November 27th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Wooohooo ! :highfive: :thumbs up :highfive: This gives me hope !!!

hazelrunpack
November 27th, 2007, 07:56 PM
:highfive:

coppperbelle
November 27th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Did you hear his lawyer on the news tonight? He loved his dogs soooo much!
Ya Right!!!!
Throw the book at him!

Frenchy
November 27th, 2007, 08:28 PM
I've read in the newspaper weeks ago , this guy is a psychologist ? :confused:

coppperbelle
November 28th, 2007, 05:15 AM
I've read in the newspaper weeks ago , this guy is a psychologist ? :confused:



Unbelievable :yell:

babykitten
March 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM
man i :cry: when i saw that i feel for that dog :sorry: puppie

Chris21711
May 8th, 2008, 03:08 PM
I read in the Toronto Star yesterday he got $2,000 fine and banned from breeding dogs for 3 years, is this correct, does anyone know? If it is, some deterrent:wall::wall: Sounds just like Ontario if it is.

Melinda
May 8th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I received this yesterday because of a petition I signed. If there is a reason I shouldn't post this "email addy's etc" could mods please remove it?? thank you

Dear xxxxxxx,

You signed the petition, No Dogs for LaPorte! Sauvons Les Petits!, on Feb 5, 2008. The petition received 14666 signatures. The petition author, Daniella Slon, has now closed the petition and posted the results:

Message from the petition author, Daniella Slon:

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Thank you so much for signing the petition "No Dogs for LaPorte! Sauvons Les Petits!"
Good news! Today, May 6, 2008 - final judgement was given at the courthouse in St. Jerome.

To read or hear the French reports click here:
http://lcn.canoe. ca/lcn/infos/ faitsdivers/ archives/ 2008/05/20080506 -104720.html
OR
http://lcn.canoe. ca/cgi-bin/ player/video. cgi?file= /lcn/actualite/ faits_divers/ 20080506_ joel.wmv

Laporte got $1,000 for each count & 200 hours community service. Plus, three years probation during which he is not allowed to own a dog. After that, he will be monitored so that he will not start breeding again.

Best of All! The red collar dogs are safe. He will not get the dogs back & if he even tries to contact the foster families, he will be arrested.

ALL the media were there. Keep checking Canadian press for updates.

Thank you for your support - Merci Beaucoup! The petition really made a difference. Hopefully it will impact Canadian Law so that we see an end to cruelty and puppy mills.

Best,
Daniella Slon and Axel Wire Fox Terrier
editordan2002@yahoo.com

STRAYKEEPER
May 23rd, 2008, 05:46 PM
I have never seen that bad! OMG i am sickened from this how can ppl be soo cruel!!!:cry::cry: