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

Monday, January 12, 2009

Banish Puppy Ads

The Chronicle Herald
Reader's Corner

We need the public to stop buying sick puppies from classified ads. We have all individually written Kijiji, eBay and/or Wells Fargo, which are all connected. We have asked them to stop selling live puppies on Kijiji (eBay does not sell live animals). None of us has received a response from any of them, which is why we are writing this letter.

Other classified outlets have banned the people who are up on charges for selling these poor, sick, dying pups.

If you are asked to meet in a parking lot, or to have your puppy delivered, this is a red flag. Most breeders are responsible about how they conduct their business and will welcome you into their home, let you view one or both parents, and provide proof-of-health checks and vaccination records that are not photocopied.

It is OK to ask for references, especially veterinary references – this is the responsible thing to do! Go to Google and research the breeder/broker prior to purchase. Check with the Better Business Bureau.

Please be careful and thorough. The only way these people will be put out of business is if we, the public, stop buying from them. Please, please, please stop buying these puppies.

Pat Snoyer, Bramber

Carolyn Clarkson Mitchell, Kentville

Donna Nugent, Pictou County

Wayne K. Kroft, Liverpool

Jennifer Richardson, Dartmouth

Scott Saunders, New Ross

Esther Smith, Tatmagouche

Susan Clark, Greenwood

Joy McDonald, Liverpool

Janet Patterson, Enfield

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