Kijiji Buyers BEWARE of Puppy SCAM!

Gail Benoit & Dana Bailey continue to sell puppies despite their previous convictions of Animal Cruelty and upcomming charges on numerous other animal cruelty charges. They are now operating out of Dartmouth/Halifax area & continue to post ads on Kijiji in hopes of generating new sales.

"There was no doubt the pair mistreated dogs."

"The distressed state of the puppies was not a sudden occurrence. It developed over time. Even if the appellants’ control of the puppies had been brief — a matter of days — there was ample time and opportunity to relieve their then obvious distress, or to begin doing so,"

Characterization lacked "any air of reality" - Justice Peter Bryson Source

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Puppies’ Brief Lifespan Triggers Investigation in Canada

August 5, 2008 : 10:34 AM
A case against buying a puppy out of the back of a van Animal shelters in the US, Canada and many other countries are overflowing with wonderful dogs waiting for their own forever home. Meanwhile, people will unknowingly purchase what they believe is a healthy, adorable puppy from the back of a van in a parking lot.One business in Nova Scotia, known as “Puppies R Us” is currently registered with the Nova Scotia Registry Joint Sock Companies. Dana Bailey owns the company and is the business partner of Gail Benoit. Ms. Benoit sells and then delivers puppies to the unsuspecting buyers. The way businesses like Puppies R Us operate is that puppies are advertised by the seller, boasting they will deliver the puppy to you in a mutually convenient location, which will most likely be a local parking lot. This offer to “deliver” gives the buyer the impression that they are receiving special treatment when it is actually a clever way for the seller to keep you from seeing their facilities.Unfortunately, selling puppies in the parking lot by advertising online or in the newspaper or in a pet shop is a legal in many areas and is often times a very lucrative business. Mrs. Esther Smith of Earltown, Colchester County, paid Gail Benoit $500 for a miniature dachshund puppy that died 10 hours after she picked it up in a Windsor parking lot. It was reported that Ms. Benoit purchased 27 puppies at $125 each from a puppy seller in New Brunswick who advertised the puppies on the internet. Six of the puppies died shortly after being purchased from Ms. Benoit. A seventh puppy treated by a veterinarian is expected to make a full recovery.An SPCA investigator in Nova Scotia is gathering information to determine if the puppies sold last week had been properly taken care of before they were purchased and then sold by Ms. Benoit. Two other businesses, Chapman Kennels in Kilburn, N.B., near Perth-Andover, and RCMP are being investigated in connection with this case.Ms. Benoit and her common law spouse are already facing animal cruelty charges after the SPCA seized puppies from their home in Roxville, Digby County, Nova Scotia last October. For the full story click here:

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October 28, 2008 at 6:02 PMposted by: dogkisser
There's a couple inaccuracies in the story - Gail Benoit bought 27 puppies from Chapman Kennels in Kilburn, New Brunswick - and all but 5 of them died - so 19 of the 27 puppies died of parvo.As well - the only ones being investigated in this case is Gail Benoit and Dana Bailey - and Chapman Kennels. The RCMP are not being investigated - they are the ones doing the investigating - they are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.Chapman Kennels have since shut down - they had 425 dogs to get rid of - which they said they sold some, gave some away - and KILLED 175 of them!!! They killed 175 dogs - and this fact got no media coverage at all.I have a web page built to gather information about Gail Benoit at

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