Sorry Mickie19, but, in my opinion, a good breeder would NEVER sell their puppies to a pet store anyway. Most puppies in pet stores come from puppy-mill type situations .....can't even imagine having my "babies" locked up in cages all day on display! I do agree, however, that a little old lady has no business having 60 dogs! I do think that more kennels should be thoroughly investigated......the new laws should be geared toward shutting down puppy-mills......which means not allowing puppies to be sold in pet stores:(
This bill is a bunch of bull...it is full of “definitions” of just about every “term” they wanted to throw in there…but where, I ask you, is the “definition” for “Infectious Disease”????
Where do they get off telling a breeder, or whoever is selling animals, what they should warranty? If a breeder does not stand by the health of their dogs, their own reputation will take them down anyway. How can they demand a replacement AND cost of vet bills? Too much Government Regulation and interference is what is ruining what used to be a prosperous nation of business.
Any reputable breeder sends their puppies off with a health warranty anyway and will stand behind their puppies.....but, if the puppy buyer does not take some responsiblity in keeping their puppy safe then how can the breeder warrant that? One "infectious disease" in particular comes to my mind......PARVO......a pup infected with the Parvo Virus usually shows symptoms in 5-10 days (see link about Parvo Virus here ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canine_parvovirus#Pathophysiology ).......even though us reputable breeders have our puppies examined by our Vet and immunized, the shots only last so long (3-4 weeks) so if the new owner does not follow through with re-vaccinating......then why should the breeder be responsible for that?? For example, my pups are Vet-checked and vaccinated at about 7 weeks of age.......puppies leave my house around 8 weeks of age with a health record, and health warranty. The new owners are instructed to have the puppy seen by their Vet within 3 days so that they are assured they have a healthy pet.....the are also instructed to have the vaccinations repeated in 3-4 weeks. If the new owners do not re-vaccinate in 3-4 weeks then the puppy could contract the Parvo Virus (among other things) and get sick within the period that this bill is allowing.........THEN THEY ARE ALLOWED TO CHARGE ME, THE BREEDER, FOR THE VET BILLS AND A REPLACEMENT PUPPY???????
This is just one example of many.......I think they are barking up the wrong tree with this bill!!!