End Puppy Sales in Easpointe Michigan (Paws-N-Claws)
  • Petitioned Vincent Sanna

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Vincent Sanna
Store Owner
Gloria Bradley

End Puppy Sales in Easpointe Michigan (Paws-N-Claws)

    1. Pam Sordyl
    2. Petition by

      Pam Sordyl

      Clarkston, MI

Local dog advocates from the Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan have been calling on the Paws-N-Claws pet store to stop supporting puppy mills and start supporting rescue. The store continues to work with large breeders and brokers in states such as Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.  

Seven of the ten USDA licensed breeders that supply Paws N Claws have citations listed on their USDA inspection reports, ranging from sanitation problems to inadequate vet care. 

• puppies were observed with the feet or parts of the legs extending below the floor surface.

• broken and protruding wire ends sticking out

• have a buildup of dirt, grime and caked on feces

• do not  have wind/ rain breaks

• did not have adequate shelter for the animals

• two boxers with only one shelter large enough for one animal

• cages do not have adequate space

• transported in commerce a total of 11 puppies that were not 8 weeks old

• need to have the mats, long hair, removed or combed out around the mouth, anal area and areas that hang down and drag the wire flooring.

• housing needs the wall kept clean

• need to add additional bedding to the terrier pen

• need to have the grease and grime removed 

Clarke’s Hillside Kennel, located in Yates Center Kansas, has a history of violations going back to 2004. In 2010, she was cited for not observing her dogs on a daily basis to assess their health. Some dogs had mats that could cause sores and discomfort.  She was also cited for sanitation and housing for 50 dogs  - “Need to clean the inside of the shelter housing and also the indoor housing buildings to better insure that the dogs can remain healthy and disease free. “ 

Not all the puppies come from small local breeders as Paws N Claws would have you believe -- USDA inventory reports show that these are large commercial operations with hundreds of dogs.   

Support the efforts of Puppy Mill Awareness by telling Paws N Claws to stop selling puppies.

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    1. Join our Campaign

      Pam Sordyl
      Petition Organizer

      Join Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup and help us educate residents of Eastpointe about Puppy Mills and their link to local pet stores. We plan to start up protests at Paws N Claws again in August. See our calendar for details.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Doxie Lover USA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Over 90% of puppies in pet stores come from Puppy Mills.... Please go humane and rescue/adopt only

    • Lori Zawacki EASTPOINTE, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      I live in your city and I won't shop at your store if you continue to support puppy mills. Shame on you!

    • Melissa Gawel Riddle EASTPOINTE, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      I also no longer shop there. I will continue to encourage people to shop elsewhere. With so many homeless animal dying across this country daily there is no longer a need to breed. END BREEDING UNTIL EVERY CRATE IS EMPTY!!

    • Eleanor Geisler CANTON, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Please stop making your profits at the expense and suffering of these innocent creatures. I'm sure you could find some other "product" to sell that does not come from the cruelty these animals are forced to suffer.

    • sheila fuhrmann FAIRBURN, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      This practice needs to stop. Along with the stores being made to stop, people need to be educated. Stop protecting people, Show them the REAL pictures of a puppy mill.Let them see the dogs being euthanized because they are in such poor shape. Make these store owners go to the places these dogs are kept.


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