CdM I Heart Puppies Store To Close

posted: February 24th, 2012 12:33 pm | 38Comments

UPDATED with comment from store owner and from an animal rights activist who had investigated the store.

Eight months after its opening drew thousands of protesters to Corona del Mar, I Heart Puppies is closing its retail shop at 2801 East Coast Highway, according to a sign in the shop’s window.

“I Heart Puppies would like to thank the community of CdM for their kindness, generosity, and support. Sadly, we are closing our store front,” the sign states. “I Heart Puppies will continue to provide the same quality puppies for sale on our website, where we will be able to offer a larger variety of breeds. We take pride in offering puppies from our reputable breeders; we personally visit our breeders and their kennels and continue to monitor them to maintain the highest level off quality. We look forward to providing you with professional, quality one one one service in selecting your future puppy.”

The store opened on July 1 at 2801 East Coast Highway, selling $1,500 puppies, food and accessories; read our story here. But the shop soon drew scrutiny from animal rights activists, who said the owners bought their dogs from inhumane Midwestern puppy mills, and protesters began picketing the shop in August; read our story here. Protesters also attended several City Council meetings, asking that Newport Beach consider a ban on puppy sales, but Council did not respond to those requests.

The store’s owners, Brooke Bradford, Suzanne Bradford and Summer Gorjian, defended their puppies and said they visited the kennels and breeders personally and did not buy from puppy mills — although animal rights activists challenge their claim.

In an email today, Carole Raphaelle Davis, West Coast director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, said the store’s closure was not the “victory we hoped for.”

“We wanted IHP to thrive as a ‘rescue only’ store like so many other pet shops we have converted to the humane business model,” she said. “We investigated and exposed evidence of the horrific puppy mills they were buying from and then we staged the largest animal rights protests in NB history. No store selling factory-bred pets has ever been able to withstand our formula of investigations and protracted protests by local activists…They could have made money AND saved lives of OC homeless pets desperately in need of homes.”

She added that many protesters continue to hope that the Newport Beach City Council would ban the sale of puppy mill animals.

“The public loves dogs and hates puppy mills and it is time for an ordinance in Newport Beach,” she said.

Protests and pressure from animal rights groups were not the reason for closing the shop, but rather high overhead and economic factors, owner Suzanne Bradford said today in an email.

“We are closing our store front and just doing Internet sales, with our same quality puppies,” she said. “We are planning a breeder tour to visit our breeders and look for some larger breed breeders. We are revamping our website (iheartpuppiesca.com) will have videos of available puppies, parents, the breeder and their kennels.”

All puppies have been sold, she added.

A sign in the shop’s window says the final days will be Saturday and Sunday, when all merchandise will be 75 percent off. The shop was closed earlier today, and no puppies were in the cages in the window. The shop also has a Craigslist listing that says beds, toys, harnesses shampoo and other items will be discounted because the shop is closing.


38 Responses to “CdM I Heart Puppies Store To Close”

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Lease

February 24th, 2012

easy come easy go I guess well thanks for bringing in the very first protest I've ever seen in 30 years good luck to you all (both sides of the coin)

Dan

February 24th, 2012

I am happy to see the drama will end this weekend. I hope the leasing agent will not make another unscrupulous choice in selecting a new tenant. I think consideration of a LIQUOR STORE there at the crosswalk to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will not be on the table this time, but one cannot be certain.

carole s

February 24th, 2012

This is the best news I got in a long time!! One less puppy mill front to support cruelty. Great job everyone, educating and informing people about the evil pet trade business. Support your local shelter and adopt/rescue, SAVE A LIFE!!

Dina K

February 24th, 2012

Too bad IHP is going to "continue to provide the same quality puppies for sale on our website." Puppy mill puppies aren't the quality most consumers would want. "Kennel" is just another fancy term for puppy mill and IHPs is counting that trusting consumers won't. Informed, progressive people know to adopt from a shelter or rescue, NOT purchase an animal from a "reputable breeder." If dogs are bred while others die in shelters, what's reputable about that? Seems more despicable to me. Shame on you - Brooke Bradford, Suzanne Bradford, and Summer Gorjian for your greed at the expense of animals and ignorant consumers.

Barbara Davilman

February 24th, 2012

If anyone ever needed any more proof that these women are just in this for the money then the decision for them to close their store and 'start selling dogs over the internet' is the proof anyone needs that they're greedy, inhumane assholes. Online dogs can go right to dog fighting rings or used as bait. No reputable breeder sells online without interviewing the home and doing a homecheck to make sure their puppy is going into a 'good, safe, loving' home. I'm so disgusted by these women...here's hoping karma's a bitch.

Don

February 24th, 2012

Bittersweet. I agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Davis' comments within this article. These women had an opportunity to convert this business to something that truly put animals first. Instead, they proved what so many of us saw from the start: a revenue-generating venture to be established through the forced procreation and sale of puppies slapped with thousand-dollar price tags. Now they'll continue their disgusting activity amidst the shadows of the Internet...unconcerned from where puppies come, with the places they end up, or the thousands upon thousands that die simply for having no home. The world would be a better place with fewer callous, soulless people as these three. Congratulations to CDM and all those who opposed IHP. Where there are animals, there will always be compassionate, caring humans fighting as their voice of reason and understanding.

Bella

February 24th, 2012

I am thrilled that IHP is closing and the drama is over in beautiful CDM. Not happy about the internet sales, they are joining all the puppy mills on line. From sleazy to sleazier. Anyone can put a beautiful photo of their facilities on the web but the truth is not pretty. Thank you to all the protestors that took a stand and hung in there for the dogs.

jim

February 24th, 2012

Goodbye and good riddance! Don't expect me to visit your website.

Darlena

February 24th, 2012

If they are being truthful and really have visited the puppy mill breeders, then I even think less of them.....they are knowingly buying and selling dogs that create so much suffering so that they can make a buck off of their backs. How disgusting! What they don't realize is that the consumer is getting smarter and their internet sales won't be good either....if they couldn't make it with $1500 dogs, they will never make it on the Internet.... Too bad they didn't choose to go humane and help save dogs instead....How greedy of them!!!!

jamie

February 24th, 2012

Well lets hope the whacko animal rights people are happy, they destroyed a business.

doggysweater

February 24th, 2012

Really. Unload the lease and the protesters and. . .Go about the cruelty business as usual. You f*cking b*tches still missed the point. Well thanks for the oportunity to meet nice protesters and learn about the puppymill trade and the chance the educate others anyway.

mory

February 25th, 2012

I am sooo glad not to have to see those protesters again!!!!!! Oh ya don t we have choices in America ? If I choose to adopt a dog that is fantastic or a new puppy my choice !!!!! What next the candy store ??? Whacko be gone!!!Right Jamie

Aggie

February 25th, 2012

What Ms. Davis' and groups like hers do is moral panic through their exaggerations and media manipulation. Free enterprise takes care of any business that a community does not like without groups who indulge in activities that border on terrorism . Thankfully the Newport Beach City Council is intelligent enough to comprehend what was happening and did not support those radicals that came into their community. Why would anyone open a pet shop? Even PetSmart who allows dogs and cats to be adopted through them are in business TO MAKE MONEY………..do you really think PetSmart would allow adoptions if it weren’t for the amount of dollars spent in their stores through the purchase of those animals? WAKE UP, it’s not done to make them feel good it is good business in the light of the Davis’ in the world spreading their moral panic. Anyone reading this who believes that has had too much Kool-aid. America is no longer doing its due diligence, it seems anyone spouting what sounds morally correct, they want to join because it makes them feel good and better than those they are attacking. Beware what YOU support less you and your family be their next target through what you wear or eat or where you work.

PJ Wheeler

February 25th, 2012

I am hopeful that people commenting on this story, whether pro or con, realize there is a bigger problem: the human race. How many of you reproduced, without realizing that it's us humans, and our ever-increasing numbers, who are the root of most societal problems. Not to mention that most of you who now reside in Southern California are, for the most part, plastic. I should know...I watched you all arrive in droves when I was a child in the sixties, growing up on Balboa Island. I am sad that I left, but seeing it as it is now, happy that I did (and also happy that I did not breed, and ADD to the problems we all face).

Kelly Kohl

February 25th, 2012

As a CONSUMER, BUSINESS OWNER and RESIDENT of CDM, my Family is DEVASTATED from the NEWS of I Heart Puppies Closing their doors. We Purchased an ADORABLE Pug named Gracie from them and have Visited the shop at LEAST once a week to play and visit with their wonderful staff and puppies. My Twelve year old soon to be 13 was PLANNING on volunteering her Time this summer and is so upset in the closing of our WONDERFUL LOCAL Pet Store. Shame on all those OUT OF TOWNER PROTESTORS! Stay OUT OF OUR Beautiful CDM! I HEART PUPPIES 'STOREFRONT' Will be TRULY MISSED!!!!!!!!! You want to do something TRULY WORTHWHILE? PROTEST THE PRICE OF FUEL AT YOUR LOCAL GAS STATIONS, FREE HEALTH CARE ON OUR $$$$, EDUCATION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS, THE LIST IS VERY LONG....

susan

February 25th, 2012

Google puppy mills everyone, you think cruelty is O.K. I don't, I'm so happy this puppy mill store is gone. I have a puppy mill survivor, she spent 8 yrs in a cage breeding for stores like "I Heart Puppies." She just had surgery on a mammory duct tumor from over breeding. It's disgusting using animals for making money. All these women had to do was open a rescue only store. There is one is L.A. "Love & Leashes" it's doing fantastic, another in Glendale. Visit your local O.C. shelter look into the eyes of those dogs & cats that will killed, you tell me it's O.K. for these women to have this disgusting business. I hope they leave the animals alone and go into some other business, go sell skin cream or blouses. Thank goodness for the protesters who speak up for the voiceless, I hope next is Russo's and Newport Beach passes a humane ordinance banning the sale of pet factory animals.

lulu

February 25th, 2012

Well the raving lunatic mob had their witch hunt. and another business that contributes to the tax base of our state goes under.. how many tax dollars does CAPS pour into our coffers in the state.? and really who are they to say what business people can operate.. co back to your lousy B moves Carole.. at least then you were paying taxes.

mory

February 25th, 2012

Well put Kelly Kohl

dog owner

February 25th, 2012

I bought dogs from a Fashion Island store, not much different from this one. So did hundreds of other CdM dog owners before they were "relocated". I love the passion that is cultured in this community but we all need to look at the big picture, not condemn a single store owner. I never doubted that the owners were animal lovers. They were always passionate about the dogs. It's a shame, both ways.

carole davis

February 26th, 2012

@ Lulu, You are clearly not thinking. That business, I Heart Puppies, was violating state laws and buying from commercial breeders that violate federal laws. They were a stain on Newport Beach. We are not a "lunatic mob," as you call us; we are a well educated, organized group of concerned dog lovers. We also happen to be tax-payers in our state and many of the protesters are from Newport Beach and pay your local taxes! As far as my B movies, as you call them, I don't think Sex and the City would be considered "B" nor any of the other movies I have made, which created thousands of jobs and brought in millions of tax dollars to the states of CA and NY. Plus, Lulu loser, I continue to pay taxes on all those royalties. Grow a heart and a brain, will you? You're a joke.

Gracie the Pug

February 26th, 2012

Even my pug-addled brain can see it, the store closed because the rent is too high and the sales too low. No different than the fancy cooking range place that closed a few weeks ago, free-market forces at work here people. When's the last time you saw a protest out front? That was months ago. Sure, I get the rabies shots but it's you people who are frothing at the mouth mad and drawing causal connections with no basis in facts. Now Kelly, get down to the store and buy me up all those heavily discounted goodies! Mory, I've just got to know, are you the longest running satire on this site? Some bike riding, spandex-clad, left-leaning intellectual who likes to poke subtle fun at Jamie? You just cannot be for real my human friend. It must take you longer to come-up with that mangled syntax than it would to just punctuate correctly the first time!

Christie

February 26th, 2012

Well done Carol and CAPS! You've worked long and hard and it paid off. The truth is a powerful thing! Awesome!

Arlene S

February 26th, 2012

http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2012/02/22/where-not-to-buy-a-dog-the-pet-store-connection-to-the-business-of-puppy-mills/ RECENT ARTICLE THAT SAYS IT ALL, READ PUPPY STORE SUPPORTERS. Also as far as the economy, you people pay taxes supporting the killing of animals in your local shelter, approx $250 each animal, along with housing them. Instead of supporting a creepy business that uses animals, support your local animal shelter that tries to save lives.

Desperate Paws of Orange County

February 26th, 2012

This is a mixed bag, as while the store front is closing, they are still operating just on the World Wide Web, where there is even less regulation and availability to check and see how the puppies are being treated. Sales will most likely continue just fine, and they will be able to add to their number of puppy's available.

Monika

February 26th, 2012

UUggghhh. I don't get it!!- how hard is it to understand that selling animals from puppy mills or breeders is just contributing to the euthanasia of very adoptable shelter animals????!!!! 4 000 000 of animals die every year in US shelters! So WAKE UP!! AND SAVE A LIFE!

robincdm

February 26th, 2012

Hey Kelly K. I say Gracie the pug should be put in a small wire cage to live out the rest of her life in the back yard of your home. If its good enough for her mother to live that way then why not your own dog? I'll even buy the cage.

Kelly Sawyer

February 26th, 2012

It is closing day for I Heart Puppies! On behalf of the mothers who suffered and will continue to be tortured and enslaved in Midwest Puppy Mills to fill the online orders of Corona Del Mar’s “ Little Pet Shop of Horrors”, I’d like to remind the Bradfords that mothers of your cruelty widgets will not be suffering in silence as you flee to hide behind your Fraudulent Website Façade. Why close shop when owners obviously have such little ambition to attack the words of humane citizens and advocates? Their Attorneys fees and those ordered by a Judge for the cost of CAPS and Carole Davis’s attorney’s fees are cutting into cruelty profits. We are telling the ugly truth and our words and our evidence will stand in a court of LAW. In my mind if you purchase a puppy from ‘I Heart Puppies” you are committing an act of cruelty enslaving the parents to the torturous treatment of the breeders of Brooke and Suzanne Bradford’s puppies. As long as they are selling, no matter what their claims, their dogs are coming from abusive commercial and now possibly unregulated illegal mills, through internet sales that have no oversight and are not regulated by the existence of any current laws. It is the reason for this unconscionable move in denial of practicing a humane business model in our city. In the Bradford’s store they posted a sign, “Pedigree is not a guarantee of proper breeding conditions, health, temperament, or even proper lineage.” What will they tell you now they that they have no oversight or legal obligation of California State Law? Humane advocates including CAPS would like to remind the city of Newport Beach, there are still unanswered questions about why this store was never held in compliance of State Law when information of violation was relayed to NBPD Animal Control, the city, and council. The Department of Agriculture seems to think the rights of Companion animals are frivolous or negotiable and continue to placate them with false promises of compliance. A court of law says that they are none of these things. The voices safeguarding their care, security, fair treatment, and right to life, would like to know why the diseased and dying Puppy Mill Pet Store Puppies rights to live free of suffering, are being disregarded and abused. The personal, business, and TWEETING relationships between The Bradfords and NB animal control officers (plural) will no doubt continue. The citizens and tax payers of Newport Beach demand unadulterated and legal protection of adherence to laws and animal control protocol for the animals residing in the city of Newport Beach. If the city can’t handle the scandalous dealings of Puppy Mill Pet Sales in Newport Beach, make the required and ethical move placing a ban on their sales for the city. It is in the best interest and welfare of the city, our citizens, and Newport families. If you are looking for a new puppy to add as a new member of your family, but have concerns of whether you are dealing with a reputable breeder, please contact my blog or newportbeachpuppymillcruelty@gmail.com – I will be more than happy on the best interest of the animals, as well as the citizens to make a call confirming breeder’s credibility. Please first consider saving the life of one of the beautiful souls dying for a home in our local county kill shelter, or serving a prison sentence in our own O.C. Humane Society. They are all deemed adoptable and screened for behavior problems. These animals only problem is that they were private property of uncommitted owners and they are paying by the thousands every year in Orange County with their lives and 5 million across the country. The city needs an ordinance to provide better and legally guarded safe options that increase adoptability for the homeless companion animals suffering and dying because of the selfish puppy mill pet store laws of Newport Beach. Is our entire city of citizens to be disgraced and given reputation of selfish and inhumane , while we quickly become a minority of the cities in our county committed to cruelty sales?...Not Fair Newport Beach! We are Humane Citizens and Humaneness is an Expectation of our city. Please work on that, it is not our obligation to incessantly beg for it while personal agendas remain priority. Today is a good day for the respectable business reputation of Newport Beach as I Heart Puppies closes it’s doors. Unfortunately the city is still very much Inhumane in it’s laws for companion animals and Man’s Best Friend. http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2012/02/22/where-not-to-buy-a-dog-the-pet-store-connection-to-the-business-of-puppy-mills/

Kelly Sawyer

February 26th, 2012

To Kelly K.... You should be grateful to have such good luck with you new cruelty puppy who's mother is being bred to death and suffering in a tiny wire cage with no medical care... Did you know they USDA commercial breeders do their own C-sections on your breed of dog with no pain killers and stiched up with the nearest piece of unsanitary rope they can find....I have full legal evidence I Heart Puppies Puppy Mill Breeder is selling dogs with chronic infections and genetic diseases that cause dogs to suffer for a lifetime... On behalf of your puppy's mother, thank you for funding her cruel factory farming puppy miller will enventually kill her when she wears out because you wanted a cute puppy and didnt care WHO HAS TO PAY FOR IT...I hope your dog does not ever experience your INHUMANE side of character

Mark Schoenfeld

February 27th, 2012

Carole Raphaelle Davis is correct. This wasn't the happy ending we had hoped for. They were bold enough to inform the world they will still be selling puppies on their internet website.It would have been such a success for them and for unwanted animals had they continued their retail sales with rescued dogs. Every day in America we kill 15,000 to 18,000 dogs because there are not homes for them. National Geographic reported last month that the genetic difference between a Shitzu and a Great Dane is so insignificant that if the human genes were like that, we would have human beings 23 inches short to as great as 34 feet high. Domesticated dogs are genetically a far cry from the feral village dogs of Africa and South America and of course don't date back anywhere near that far. Once again, it is mankind's doing to have screwed up all this breed and overbreeding.

Ann Nelson

February 27th, 2012

I agree with the money views and concerns on this matter. AND I might sound ignorant to the facts. Puppy mills are bad, yes? BUT, it is not the puppies fault, right? So, adopting is great? Yes. But again, what about these puppies? So we let them die in the vein? It sounds like a lose lose situation here. :(

patricia perales

February 27th, 2012

I can't believe in this day and age, people still don't understand puppy mills. What's not to get? These poor dogs suffer daily for years and years. The statement "at least they pay their taxes" is the most appaling thing I've heard. Wake up people and do your homework. These woman were in it for the money period. Or just plain stupid!

Brenda Calvillo

February 27th, 2012

Thank you to all the animal protectionists, including Animal Protection & Rescue League (APRL), CAPS and all the grassroots volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to speak up for injustice. Dogs living in cages 24 x 7 is no way to treat man's best friend. NB citizens were outraged that a seedy store moved into their town selling dogs shipped here from the midwest and they took action. Many who die in route to California. We will continue to defeat these dog peddlers. We will not stop until there are no more dogs locked up in cages forced to breed. It's a shame that instead of choosing not to participate in the puppy mill industry, these people chose to close their doors. These women DO NOT HEART Puppies. People who love animals do not buy them.

Jeff

February 28th, 2012

Where is her proof? You all are just taking Carole Davises word for it? I want her to show proof that in fact these dogs came from puppy mills! You people all disgust me! a bunch of guppies!

Kelly Sawyer

February 29th, 2012

The ignorance andt attitude of my fellow neighbors in Newport Beach is sickening for what is presumed to be an educated and successful base of citizens. The fact that you would rather lash out at humane neighbors who hold full legal evidence, ALL of which was presented to council in session and on record 8 months ago, regarding I Heart Puppies abusieve and murdering breeeders reflects character that is prone to ignorance, lack of intelligence and hate. The REALITY is The CIY of Newport supports and promotes financila investment in the Puppy Mill Industry, at the known cost of Newport Citizen Victimization financially, emotionally and is aiding in its defrauding. Animal Contorl is not enforcing consumer protection laws of the state that reveal true origin of animals, health records and medical treatments these puppies are receiving, and are not requiring sick animals to recieve care at the cost of tainting false clean medical status to retain clean documents for sale. CDM Chamber of Commerce promoted and marketed a false business model for I Heart Puppies and released false Industry information to the city to promote the sale of PUPPY MILL DOGS that the council invests The fact is Pet Stores have been lying for decades and selling puppies under FRAUD. Private Pet Store Businesses are required by law to buy solely from USDA licensed Breeders or it is a violation of state and federal law. This is the industry of sales private business persons , a.k.a. Pet Store owners, choose to make profits and hide under false claims of reputable breeders. .Every USDA Breeder is a Puppy Mill, and USDA Breeders were found in federal court in light of their factory farming practices to be of legal finding and of legal defintion "inhumane" in a court of LAW... USDA Breeders are Inhumane treatment of Companion Animals violating their federal rights of the AWA...The AWA requires nothing but clean water, access to food, medical treatment for disease or injury, and shelter from elements that cause death. They are Hardly cushy requirements for any Canine forced to be repeatedly bred until death around age five. The Mayors hands are tied because Newport Council is promoting Puppy Mill Sales in full Knowledge with legal evidence they are carrying human contagions that cazn kill our children. If Newport Citizens want to lash out and berate, CALL YOU CITY LEADERS. If citizens themselves are not in support of a Ban on pet store Puppies which all come from Puppy Mills or violate law. than you yourselves along with the city promote canine death and unlawful FEDERAL TORTURE OF COMPANION ANIMALS. YOUR DAYS OF IGNORANCE ARE OVER NEWPORT.....ARE YOU HUMANE?...Because there is not a political leader in Washington D.C. of ANY political affiliation, that is not supporting URGENT Legislation to halt the legally proven torturous practices the Department of Agriculture feel they have the right to supress inviolation of Federal Law on Canines to suppyly pet stores with sick, genetically diseased, abused, and inbred puppies of which 40% die and never make it to the pet store sales floor....The puppies not cute enough for the windows, are sold to research labs and tortured to death. That is the other market which the USDA breeds puppies and supplies under contracts. How many of my fellow neighbors and citizens of Newport are will ing to step up publicly and admit.... I support canine death and puppy killing that victimizes my community?????? Evidence and photos of Newport Puppy Mill breeders is located at Newportbeachpuppymill.com--- a site made just for you neighbors --- be ME-- I presented legal evidence to council on record.

Kelly Sawyer

February 29th, 2012

O, and BTW.... for all the humane protester haters, PLEASE CALL THE CITY Ask every single member of council why they support Russo's who is a convicted criminal of animal cruelty and sells puppies from a USDA licensed Scientific Researcher that performs research on his dogs...ask them why they knowingly allow him to victimize Newport Families and children for thousands who end up with dead animals....ask why don't they care he is selling from UNLICENSED breeders animals that are fatally diseased.....ask them why they dont inspect his records although they know he is selling puppies with human contagions that can kill a child or at the least leave them with brain damage....Ask AWAY...tell them Kelly Sawyer sent you.. I am a humane protester because I think murdering Man's Best Friend is wrong...So much for Newport being a canine loving community.Newport is the most Inhumane city in Orange County and probably the state.

Kelly Sawyer

February 29th, 2012

While we are clearing the air about the FACTS of Newports Investment in the Puppy Mill Industry, let’s get this Humane Advocate Communist Pet Agenda off the table. If you buy into the “Pet Agenda” phenomenon, your pea sized brain has been washed by the Puppy Millers and their retail pimp pet store owners. Humane Advocates advocate for and value Canine Life. Enough so that we take constant abuse from the ignorance stated through out these comments. We care enough for Man’s Best Friend, that we don’t feel it is right or ethical that as a nation we are strapping them down in terror giving them the needle and choking them in terror stuffed in a gas chamber at the rate of 5 million a year, 500,000 a year in California, and almost 4,000 dogs only last year at O.C. Animal Care our county shelter. We pretend to be a nation of canine lovers. Facts and Reality is we have become a nation of canine murderers in the Department of Agriculture and our Homeless shelters. We have all found the experience of adoption to be overwhelming positive and so we hope through education and awareness that shelter stigma is shed and others might choose that option to save a life that would otherwise end up at the local dump. What you all fail to acknowledge, we are the same people telling you how to find a reputable breeder and how to safely purchase a HEALTHY puppy. I provide reputable breeder checks for Newport Citizens because part of the reason we stand on the street is defending the consumer defrauding that is victimizing Newport Citizens in large numbers with sick, diseased, and dead animals. I read the council in meeting on record the letter of an 8 year old boy written to Russo’s that was forced to watch his new fatally diseased kitten die before his eyes… It was heart wrenching… BUT, COUNCIL DIDN’T CARE. If I have the power to actually tell you, or force you into what type of pet you should acquire, I have a few more orders for the city like quit treating the disable like c—p, and fund more resources for domestic violence women. Pet Agenda is propaganda the Bradford’s used to sell federal cruelty…and the result is people that are incapable of seeing the bigger picture fall for it, and start promoting the sale of canine federal cruelty as a consumer choice. Federal Cruelty is not a consumer choice it’s a TRAGEDY. If you defend federal law breaking canine murders and line their pockets for your “choice”, congratulations… you are so dumb you have been brainwashed by people so unintelligent, the only way they can make a living through the abuse of defenseless animals….You are also a Product of the puppy mill industry…. Don’t believe me… watch this and then think twice before you lash out at those who respect life and defend those who torture and murder. Wake up Newport Beach, you’re promoting the victimization of your neighbors and the death of Puppy Mill dogs bred for the Puppies in Newport Beach. Newportbeachpuppymill.com http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-november-11-2010/big-red-dogs

Newport Beach tax attorney

March 8th, 2012

wow great news.... i really love this.... this is great blog...

Kacie Lane

April 30th, 2014

While it may seem beneficial for I Heart Puppies in Corona del Mar, California to close their storefront and continue selling dogs online, those who know about puppy mills will refuse to purchase online, as well. Advocates that constantly protested and assisted in shutting down this pet store in the first place will only continue to make selling puppies more difficult for storeowners, Brooke Bradford, Suzanne Bradford, and Summer Gorjian, especially if they believe that they are selling dogs obtained from mills. A simple research online can provide anyone with the fact that almost all dogs purchased in pet stores, online, and from ads in newspapers are obtained from puppy mills, as well as the horrific situations they are forced to struggle through day to day. Although the store owners are planning on posting videos of the puppies and their parents, as well as the breeding areas they came from, on their website you really cannot trust that, as these dogs can still come from the undesired puppy mills. In order to know just where your puppy is from, it is best to either find a reputable breeder, or visit the breeding location for yourself, or, even better, adopt from a shelter or rescue. The only way that puppy mills will diminish is if everyone discontinues purchasing the dogs that come from the places that sell them. These unhealthy and inhumane facilities are not ideal for dogs to live in, let alone for new pet owners to obtain their pets from.


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