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CAPS will be teaming up with LION (Long Island Orchestrating for Nature) for an educational demonstration on October 12, 2013 from 12pm until 2pm in front of
Worldwide Puppies and Kittens on 2560 Sunrise Hwy Bellmore, NY.

In 2009, Governor Cuomo came out against Worldwide Puppies and Kittens for ripping off the public and selling seriously sick and dying dogs and cats:

Today, Worldwide Puppies and Kittens is still in business and up to the same cruel antics, ripping off their customers and selling dogs from the Hunte Corporation, the largest dealer of puppy mill dogs in the world.

Right now,  A.740/ S.3753, a bill that would allow local municipalities to regulate pet stores, is sitting on Governor Cuomo's desk just waiting to be signed. This bill has the potential to stop this terrible abuse.

Come join us in asking Governor Cuomo to finish what he started and to sign S.3753 on Saturday, October 12 from noon until 2 pm!
Published in CAPS News
Sunday, 17 March 2013 23:17

San Diego Puppy

San Diego Puppy
Published in San Diego Puppy
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:29

Hunte - Undercover at the Hunte Corporation

Undercover at the Hunte Corporation

An Expose of America's largest Supplier of Pet Shop Puppies
Published in Hunte

See: U.S. Department of Agriculture Decision on Linn Creek Kennel

Breeds: Weimaraners, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Basset Hounds, Australian Shepherds, Beagles, Irish Setters, Great Danes

Single outdoor pens
A pen housing two adult Irish Setters contained a dog house that was not large enough for the dogs to fit in and lie down in a normal manner or turn about freely (3.4(b)-Shelter from the elements). The dog house was lacking a wind/rain break on the entrance (3.4(b)(3)-Shelter from the elements). One of the Setters had several calloused sores on its upper right lip (2.40-Vet care). Another outdoor pen housing two adult Beagles contained a dog house with no wind/rain break on the entrance (3.4(b)(3)-Shelter from the elements).

Row of five pens
Five outdoor pens adjacent to each other and in a row had concrete floorings smeared with several days’ accumulation of fecal matter (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures). On the side of the pens with chain link doorways, the concrete floorings extended about a foot beyond the chain link walls; at the far end of the extension, an indentation in the concrete was filled with standing urine and feces (3.1(c)(2)-Maintenance and replacement of surfaces) (3.1(f)-Drainage and waste disposal).

Plastic buckets and bowls on the pen floorings were smeared with feces and had dark brown water in them (3.10-Watering). One of the pens, housing two Weimaraners, had broken, jagged wire near the bottom corner of one of the chain link walls (3.6(a)(2)(i)-Primary enclosures).

Row of four pens
Another set of four outdoor pens, similar to the ones described above, were in a row and adjacent to each other on concrete floorings. Some of these pens were made of thin-gauge, untreated wire (3.6(a)(2)(xii)-Primary enclosures). One wall was rusting 3.6(c)(1)(i)-Housing facilities, general – Surfaces). There was several days’ accumulation of fecal matter in the pens (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures). A small concrete ditch outside the pens was filled with standing urine and feces (3.1(c)(2)-Maintenance and replacement of surfaces) (3.1(f)-Drainage and waste disposal).

One pen housed three adult Great Danes. One dog had a concave abdomen and very visible ribs, spine, and hips (2.40-Vet care). The dog houses in the pen were not of sufficient size for any one of the dogs to fit in and lie down in a normal manner or turn about freely (3.4(b)(3)-Shelter from the elements) and lacked wind/rain breaks on the entrances (3.4(b)(3)-Shelter from the elements). Another pen housed three adult Shetland Sheepdogs with thick mats in their fur (2.40-Vet Care.)

Second row of four pens
Another set of four outdoor pens, identical to those described above, were on concrete slabs. Some of the cage walls were made of thin-gauge, untreated wire (3.6(a)(2)(xii)-Primary enclosures). There was several days’ accumulation of fecal matter in each pen (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures). A concrete ditch full of standing urine and feces was just outside of the pens (3.1(f)-Drainage and waste disposal). Last row of pens Another series of outdoor pens, made of thin-gauge, untreated wire (3.6(a)(2)(xii)-Primary enclosures), were raised above a concrete flooring. There was more than 24 hours’ accumulation of fecal matter under the cages (3.11(a)-Cleaning of primary enclosures.

Around many of the outdoor pens of this facility, miscellaneous items such as cinder blocks, plastic buckets, a trailer hitch, and tarps were on the ground and within feet of the cages (3.1(b)-Condition and site).

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What the Hunte Corporation Doesn't Want You to Know

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