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Old November 24th, 2011, 07:31 AM
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Paws R Us goes to court

Keep your fingers crossed!!!!



http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca...hub=OttawaHome


Nicole Labombard tried to convince a Campbell's Bay courtroom Wednesday that she should be granted custody of more than 500 dogs that were taken from her kennel two months ago.


The dogs are in the care of Humane Society International Canada after what quickly became known as the country's largest animal seizure.


There have been several complaints against the Paws R Us kennel over the years. Labombard is accused of running a puppy mill and not being able to properly care for the hundreds of canines.


The lawyer representing the kennel says the owners were in the process of improving conditions for the dogs when authorities shut them down.


"They're receiving critical care and that is HSI Canada's key concern," said Michael Bernard of HSI Canada.


Berchard says the hope is for HSI to gain custody of the dogs and find them happy loving homes.

It is costing HSI $6,000 per day to care for the animals. The organization is managing the cost with the help of donations from volunteers.


Labombard's lawyer argues the seizure was illegal and since then they've tried to make a deal with the Quebec government.


"We offered to split the number of animals but it's a complete refusal at this time," said Labombard's lawyer Jean-Carol Boucher.


For now the dogs are stuck in legal limbo while the judge takes time to make a decision.


It could be 10 days before there is a verdict.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Karen Soloman
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Old November 24th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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If I saw the same news, the animals are outdoors in pens and it's getting cold out and it takes lots of volunteers to care for them. "Hurry Up"
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Old November 24th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Breaking happy news just in!!!!!!

Breaking news!!!

Judge makes a decision in dog custody case. Humane Society International Canada wins custody of over 500 dogs.

Paws R Us is facing fines. They lose all the dogs seized 2 months ago. Precedent setting case in Quebec. @ctvottawa #ottnews
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Old November 24th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Freaken amazing news!
It is now safe to call Paws r us a puppymill and not get sued, and the dogs are safe.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 01:15 PM
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and lets hope Laurie either takes them back to court, or gets excused from what she still owes!!!
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Old November 24th, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Horray!!!! Now the dogs can find a real home.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Paws R Us IS A PUPPY MILL

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Qu...181/story.html

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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:03 PM
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The guilty charge could very well be the best birthday present I will get today !!
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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Sorry? Are you saying they will be allowed to continue to operate? I read the link and it didn't say whether they are prohibited from having dogs or animals in the future. CAn they just start over?
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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Longblades, from what I understand they have to wait till their sentence is handed down in Feb, hopefully they will be banned from having dogs then. the dogs all belong to the humane society international.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Sad to say but I think they will be up and running again. The one mill up here was up and running the next day after her sentance I swear. It was less than a week that I was at her place and there were easily 20 dogs at the 'house'.
I'm hoping for a ban for them....
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