DO NOT PURCHASE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG FROM THIS PUPPY IMPORTER. LOBOPUPPIES SELLS SICK PUPPIES IMPORTED FROM RUSSIA. THERE IS A LAWSUIT AGAINST THIS GREEDY WOMAN WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE PUPPIES SHE SELLS...SHE IS INTERESTED ONLY IN THE MONEY. HERE IS THE STORY...THE FACTS!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008Last Update: 9:52:43 AM
State Busts Up Alleged Puppy Mills
FORT WORTH (CN) - The State of Texas accuses a married couple and the wife's sister of running puppy mills, misrepresenting the diseased bulldogs they sell for $2, 000 to $3, 000 apiece, falsely claiming to have bred the dogs themselves, and refusing to replace dead dogs with healthy, live ones.
The defendants are Kristy O'Neal dba EPuppyPro aka EPuppyPro.com; her husband, Charles O'Neal, also dba T.B. Elite Marketing LLC dba EPuppyPro.com and Lobopuppies.com; her sister, Melody Edwards dba Lobopuppies aka Lobopuppies.com; and Vickie O'Neal Alvord, an officer of T.B. Elite Marketing and epuppypro.com and lobopuppies.com.
The O'Neals operate out of North Richland Hills, Texas, Edwards out of Hurst.
The state alleges:
The defendants misrepresented the health of at least four sick puppies, claiming they had been checked by vets; one died the day after arrival; another one died soon thereafter; one has "two genetic disorders which left it unable to walk or stand."
One puppy the defendants sold was ill on arrival and died within 6 weeks.
The defendants advertise their dogs with alleged testimonials from customers, but at least one such customer "made no such statements and remains dissatisfied with his or her purchasing experience."
The defendants use AKC and other trademarks to advertise their dogs, but refuse to provide AKC papers when requested.
The defendants misrepresent themselves as the dogs' breeders, but the dogs have tattoos indicating they were imported. One puppy, which Kristy O'Neal misrepresented as bred at her home and "her kids' favorite" went to the purchaser "straight from the airport immediately after being imported."
The state demands penalties of up to $20, 000 per violation.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF ANY OF THE PUPPY SELLING COMPANIES LISTED ABOVE, IT'S NOT TO LATE TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE CASE HAS NOT GONE TO COURT YET AND THE SUIT CAN BE AMENDED. PLEASE FILE A COMPLAINT IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A PUPPY FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED AND EXPERIENCED ANY OF THE PROBLEMS NAMED IN THIS NEWS ARTICLE. Please file a COMPLAINT as soon as possible!