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Last week we exposed the horrors that were transpiring at Laughlin Kennel in Oxford. We urged people to contact Michael Cahill, the director of the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, so that he could get off his ass and do his job. Several people had their emails returned, but this one right here is rather interesting:
“None of this “evidence” had been provided to the Department prior to the web posting that you saw. It is clear that some of the photos and videos are several months old (or older). It would have been more helpful had we been contacted by the ex-employee directly, at the time these conditions were witnessed. We, like the media, have legal authority to protect any source’s identity.
I’m most disappointed that we were not afforded the opportunity to obtain a search warrant for the ‘second set’ of records stored in a locker. If such records existed, they have surely been moved or destroyed by now.
We are actively working on this.
Michael Cahill, Director, Division of Animal Health, MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, (617) 626-1794
The “actively working on this” part sounds good. But the rest of it is almost like they’re saying, “too late.” From what we are told several people had already reached out to his office before this about Laughlin Kennel, but they were ignored. It took a spicy Turtleboy expose to force him to respond, per usual. But that’s just what we do around her – we hold people accountable to the citizenry.
Anyway, we published a video of an ex-employee illegally giving an antibiotic to a sick dog, which he was not licensed to do. Since then we have had someone blur out his face so you can see the whole video. To watch it click here.
Of course we still haven’t heard form Laughlin Kennels, but we have seen their lackeys defending them on the Facebook machine:
So let me get this straight. It happened three years ago, therefore it’s not true. Yea, that makes tons of sense. Must’ve been imaging all those puppies howling all hours of the night too.
Here’s some other things Turtle Riders have sent us about their experiences:
I worked for a temp agency as a customer service rep and we sent workers to Laughlin Kennels. Every worker we had on this job did not want to go back. The conditions of the dogs and the smell alone was too much. Not to mention that the manager wanted our workers to vaccinate the dogs.
Then there’s the neighbor’s experience:
My aunt actually lives on Larned Rd and told me about this place 4 years ago when my husband and I were looking to adopt a dog. She said it’s awful. When they receive puppy shipments, sometimes in the middle of the night, all you can hear are the screams of the poor dogs. She had also said that if you find a dog you are interested in, you go there and they bring the dog out into like a living room type of room to let you interact with the dog. They won’t let you see any other dogs, or where the dogs are kept. From what she has heard – it’s an absolute nightmare inside.
And we’ve heard COUNTLESS stories like this, about needing expensive medical treatment right after buying the pets, only to find out that their expenses would not be reimbursed by Elite Puppies – the Webster pet store owned by Jennifer Gardner, who now works at Laughlin Kennel:
He got sick on a Sunday night. I called my Dr (who is awesome and takes weekend calls). We brought him in that Monday morning and he said that we should bring him back. Not to even waste the money on getting him treated. He needed xrays and lots of care. He said to bring him back and get our money. He just charged us 35 for the visit. She refused to pay it bc it wasn’t her recommended vet. So we took him to the one she recommended. She was in Webster why did she recommend a vet in Natick.
Anyway. We brought him. That vet wasn’t on but the one who was was very worried and said they keep getting sick dogs from Elite. They did xrays who I cost a fortune. But those showed it was pneumonia. She refused to pay for it. They required followups (we didn’t expect her to pay those) but we paid just under $1,000 for a dog we bought for $750. She told us when we bought him that if he needed get services she would pay. But she only paid for the medicine. Maybe $50 at the most. He had to have 2 diff kinda of antibiotics.
I have his papers that said his father was a show champion. Yeah right. Haha
2nd vet apt. This time at the place she told us to go. When we were there they called her and told her to stop sending sick dogs to them.
Then there’s this story:
This is my English bulldog we got from Laughlin kennel TWO days after we got him. He almost died in my arms before we got him to tufts! 3600 dollars and 5 days later he was doing better and came home. So thankful he is alive today, but that place is a disgrace and I can’t believe they are continuing to do this to other people and puppies All the time and getting away with it!
It’s just insane that this can continue. But at the same time people have to stop buying puppies from this place. I gotta be honest, before researching this stuff, I had no idea there was something wrong with going to a place like Laughlin and getting a dog. So I’m assuming that this place makes money off of people like last week Turtleboy, who don’t know any better. But that’s what we’re here for – to spread the good word and expose dooshnozzles.
Keep sending Michael Cahill emails with your experiences, especially if you have pictures or other forms of documentation: Michael.Cahill@state.ma.us.
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