Sammy puppy vs. Consumer Protection only Colorado HB 1102

Sammy puppy vs. Consumer Protection only Colorado HB 1102

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Holly Delgado started this petition to Representative Ed Perlmutter and

Colorado HB 1102  should not be labeled as just a "consumer protection bill".  Please see the following for our reasoning why:

Little Shih Poo puppy, Sammy, died a little over a week after my husband and I adopted him from Pet City.... a pet store in Fort Collins, Colorado. We were syringe feeding him constantly because he refused to eat after day one. The pet store kept telling us that this behavior was most likely caused from anxiety and to follow the folder feeding guidelines.  They also told us not to give Sammy puppy formula, which my husband and I know kept Sammy alive for the week. He was NOT chewing... let alone, eating on his own.

Pet City recommended the veterinarian at Moore Animal Hospital of Fort Collins, per their "visit within 5 days or nothing" stipulation of their sale contract.  This vet never saw any concern when she supposedly examined Sammy on this first free visit.  She just told us to try rotisserie chicken and baby food meats. The day Sammy puppy died, a little more than four days after the vet appointment,  we ended up calling this same vet because little Sammy's puppy tummy was swelling and he was crying.   She told us to give him pumpkin for constipation. No concern or mention to bring Sammy in.

We trusted this vet and  followed all recommendations, but Sammy died that night..... right after we called the vet about his tummy.  He was ONLY a little over 2 months old. Bless his.heart. He had been through a lot in his short life: born in South Dakota (Pet City lied and told us they only use local Colorado breeders), shipped to Nebraska to be neutered and receive umbilical hernia repair,  received four worming medicines in 3 days.... he weighed 3. 7 pounds,  and then shipped to Pet City in Fort Collins, Colorado.... whom receives their animals from mill breeders.

We learned about Pet City"s puppy mill involvement as we researched symptoms online for Sammy.  This is so very unfortunate. But.... We are so glad Sammy came into our lives for that "9 days".  His little tail wagged up until the end.  He was so loving.

As we all read this,  we know the quick sales of mill animals.... who could very likely be sick, cannot go on. We also know that animal welfare is a necessity when little lives pass through many hands.   Please help us help all pet store animals through Sammy's experience. Sign, share..... let us work together to end this injustice for mill bred animals that are being sold in stores too quickly..... from not-so-desirable environments.

This is not an issue of consumer protection. Animal lives matter.  Animal health matters. Animal mental health matters. Animal safety matters.  Be open-minded.  Animals feel love, and they cry when they are hurting.  What if your pet was in any/ or all situations that my Sammy went through before he passed away?  

If Colorado cannot see fit to shutdown puppy mill pet stores,  then Colorado must support the welfare if these little lives that are being sold in these puppy mill stores. The ENTIRE mill process is unfair, abusive, and can lead to the deaths of all animals involved.  Colorado should  encourage the discontinuation of all pet stores nationally, their supporting veterinarians,  and all mill breeders that provide the animals to sell.

But.....  certain pet stores are licensed already, prior to the bill start date?  This shouldn't matter.  Why?  Simply put,  Pet City swore up and down that Sammy came from a local breeder.   Pet stores can lie, just like Pet City did.  If you look up Sammy's USDA number, you can plainly see he came from an breeder in South Dakota.  

The solution is simple.  HB 1102 should start out supporting consumer protection, and ALSO include stipulations for animal welfare, banning puppy mill involvement, abolishing pet store quick sale.  If pet stores, their mills, additional affiliates don't follow these stipulations, then they must be punished to the full extent of the law. But.... since we know that humans will do what they want when no one is looking, the end goal MUST topple puppy mill practices.... for good. 

We would.like to ensure ALL of these matters are covered under Colorado HB 1102..... for little Sammy angel puppy and ALL of his animal friends sake.

Thank you!

 

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