Complaint Details

Cust First Name John 
Shop Name Ole Farm / Joyce Fleming 
Shop Address Line 1 13620 New Windsor Rd 
Shop Address Line 2  
Shop City Union Bridge 
Shop State or Province Maryland 
Shop Country United States  
Was Online Purchase No 
Shop Website none 
Shop Email Address 
Date of Purchase 2011/02/03 
Price 650 
Shop Breed of Dog Maltese? 
Sex Male 
Date of Birth 2010/11/01 
Date of Death  
Breeder Joyce Fleming? 
Broker Joyce Fleming 
Registry none 
Diseases and Illnesses Giardia and Bacterial infection 
When illness begin end 5 days after purchace 
Hereditary Defects Unknown 
Recommend vet No 
Veterinary expenses to date a hundred or so 
How did you hear about shop A co-worker bought a puppy from the broker 
Please describe conditions Our main concern is that this person represents herself as a breeder but is now after hindsight definitely a puppy broker for puppy mills. The conditions in her house seemed actually good and clean. She represents herself as a breeder and says to customers they can have the "pick of the litter". She says that she has the father and the mother is somewhere else. This allows her to cover her tracks and the tracks of where the origins of the puppy (most likely a puppy mill). This makes it hard to verify and I am sure she would not give the mother's owner's address or allows inspection of the whelping facility. I doubt she ever had a stud for a dog and just resells for puppy mills. She was reported to animal control I have found out and had as many as 70 dogs at her house. This is fraud and misrepresentation. 
Eastern European Purchase No 
Breeders Name  
Breeders Email Address   
Breeders Address Line 1  
Breeders Address Line 2  
Breeders City  
Breeders City  
Breeders Website  
Can be registered N/A 
Did the shop communicate N/A 

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