October 23, 2011

Breaking News from the Animal Defense Team

One of our Animal Defense Team protesters was falsely arrested with a citizen's arrest by an employee of Puppy Star's at the October 7 protest. He has now filed a lawsuit against the store and the employee as a First Amendment Complaint for Battery, False Arrest and Imprisonment, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Violation of the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.

The summons for the lawsuit was served by our attorney, Bryan Pease, during the protest last Friday, October 21.

Summons is being served 10-21-11
Thanks Bryan!
The defendants now have 30 days to respond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Protesters Friday October 21 --  
Over 20 animal advocates stood against greed and for compassion!


Naedeen's Puppies

ADT members are investigating Naedeen's Puppies, 1021 S. Coast Hywy in Oceanside  and Pet Place, 6512 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. Both are owned by the same owners as Puppy Star's.  Naedeeen's is an empty storefront but when we heard puppies inside and knocked on the door, an employee let us in. He told us they are opening as a puppy store and groomer's in two weeks. They are currently selling puppies online, including the following breeds: Boxers, Pugs, Dachshunds, Yorkiepoo, Pomeranian, Labrador, German Shepherd, Boston terrier, Toy Maltese, Golden Retrievers, Lilac Beagles, Siberian Huskies, Jack-Russell-Dachshunds, American Eskimo Miniature, Puggle, Toy Yorkie, French Bulldog, Italian Greyhound Mini, Parti Yorkie, Silky Terrier, Mini Pincher Teacups. He said they could get us any breed we wanted.

In the meantime, the facility is being used to hold puppies. Seven Yorkie mix puppies were being housed in plastic children's swimming pools.

Front window sign: Puppies and Kittens (Naedeen's Puppies)

Back doors of Naedeen's Puppies
Space as seen through the other window -- crates being assembled
Inside of storefront unit
Yorkie mixes housed in plastic swimming pools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The one employee at the site told us the owners of Puppy Star's and Naedeen's Puppies also own a third puppy store: Pet Place, 6512 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. When asked if all locations sell local puppies (as indicated on the cage labels) he said "No! Breeders, breeders, breeders!" and that all the puppies are being purchased through Lambriar, Inc. (Lambriar is a notorious broker for the midwestern puppy mills. Located in Kansas, it is the second largest puppy mill broker in the country, behind #1 Hunte Corp. Lambriar processes thousands of puppies through its Kansas facilities every year.)
Pet Place, San Diego

The Pet Place store had a total of 22 puppies. The odor was very strong and cages weren't clean. The glass fronts were smeared and dirty to the point views of the puppies were obscured.
We could see puppies were also caged in the back of the store. The teenage boy who was the only employee present, told us we couldn't see the puppies in the back because they either "hadn't had their shots or were too young to sell."

We will be at Puppy Star's from
opening to closing on
Saturday, November 12.
Please sign up for at least one  
two-hour section as follows:
11 AM - 1PM
1 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 7 pm

Just email us with your choice:


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