Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sad Puppy Story from Bay Ridge

The Brooklyn Record reports one of those stories today that ticks us off even more than developers demolishing historic buildings. (You don't need us to bring you this story, but if only one person that hasn't already noted it sees it here, then we feel that we've made a contribution.) The item is about a pet shop in Bay Ridge called A World of Pets where a reader reported:
puppies that were so thin you could see their ribs, no water in cages, and one dog that looked underfed was even eating his own poop." But before we took this tipster's word for it, we did some research — and reviews of this pet shop on the web are overwhelmingly negative...Jennifer S. on Yelp said, "The place looks like a complete puppy mill." Marlene M. on Judy's book adds, "The animals sit in their own feces and the store always smells terrible. Go to a breeder and find your pup." Heed this advice, guys — or visit a local animal shelter.
Amen to that suggestion. Wonderful options include the North Shore Animal League, the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) and the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network.

(The dog pictured here has nothing to do with the pet store. He is a Jack Russell Mix available at BARC. He is two-years-old and weighs 22 pounds.)


Anonymous erin said...

I second getting a dog from an animal shelter. Most people probably think that getting an animal at a store like the one described here helps the animal, but it dooms dozens more because the money feeds the puppy mills.

9:40 PM  
Blogger annulla said...

Anyone interested in adopting an animal should check out the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. The group brings together dozens of not-for-profit animal care groups and is actively working to make New York a no-kill city.

9:30 PM  

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