Purebred Breeders, one of the country’s largest online seller of puppies is being sued by more than 60 dog owners from 20 different states, with hundreds more in line to join suit. The lawsuit against ‘Purebred Breeders’ states that the online broker is misleading customers and selling sick puppies from substandard breeders. WPTV.com, a South Florida news channel, reported on the lawsuit.
The Human Society of the United States, who also filed the lawsuit, spent three months capturing undercover video at the some of the company’s breeders. The video captured scenes of dogs stacked in wire cages and in filthy conditions, signs, they declared of puppy mills.
The Communications Director for Purebred Breeders, Kerry Rod, denies the accusations, claiming that of the thousands of dogs they’ve placed, the 61 complaints makes up a very small percentage. She said Purebred Breeders has a very strict screening process for its breeders, but when you’re dealing with live dogs, there are bound to be some issues.
In this video, from WPTV News, watch the story of one West Highland Terrier adopted from Purebred Breeders. Birdie, at 12-weeks of age, is already suffering from partial blindness and hip problems.
Have you ever adopted a dog from an online broker? Did your dog have any unusual health issues? The Humane Society is encouraging anyone that has adopted a sick dog from an online broker to fill out the following form: http://www.humanesociety.org/forms/puppy_buyer_complaint_form.html.