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Puppy Liberation!

By johnboy - 9 May 2012 35

ACT Policing is seeking information on the theft of a black Labrador puppy from Pets Paradise at Westfield Woden early last week.

The puppy, kept in an enclosed glass pen within the store, was last seen when staff closed the store for the evening on Tuesday 1 May.

At approximately 12pm on Wednesday 2 May, staff discovered the puppy was missing.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Puppy Liberation!
Peppablack 10:06 am 10 May 12

I purchased a xbreed pup from the Woden pet shop 5 years ago. . At 8 weeks old she was infested with worms (longer than her little body) and fleas. . . The only explanation that was given was maybe the mother wasn’t wormed before or after the litter of pups. They wouldn’t give me any info on the parents cause of privacy, as they guessed the xbreed, but we’re happy to sell the pup to me for over $600. I have never purchased any animal from a pet shop, but in this case the little pup is now my best mate. I did have to fork out a lot of $ to get her treated properly at such an early age. . . This could have been avoided as pet shops are supposed to sell animals with a clean bill of health, especially at such a young age. So not all dogs come from reputable breeders from pet shops!

shirty_bear 9:50 am 10 May 12

Also worth disagreeing with the alarmist “why wasn’t it being fed/watered/cared for” guff … how much feed/water/care does a dog that isn’t there need?

Having said that, I wouldn’t buy a dog from a pet shop in a pink fit.

buzz819 9:34 am 10 May 12

I’m not going to agree with the comments about mongrel dogs with illness etc. I currently have two cocker spaniels bought from Pet’s Paradise, they are extremely happy, healthy and pure bred.

Scare mongering from the old days when these stores were unregulated is not valid today. The dogs in the ACT have to come from breeders that have recognised standards as per ACT regulation.

mickey 8:42 am 10 May 12

buzz819 said :

Why did it go 18 hours? I think that is obvious, different person working in the morning to the one who closed. The one who closed starts work at midday, comes in, says ohh did you sell the puppy… The rest is history.

Great way to run a business. No wonder they are doing so well!

maniac 8:27 am 10 May 12

Pet shops help support the puppy farm industry, which is a cruel and debilitating environment for the parents of the puppies. If the petshops cannot tell you where the pups come from, with histories of the parents, then don’t buy them. The only way we can put an end to puppy farms is to stop supporting petshops. The mark-up on pet shop puppies is enormous and often for a mix-breed mongrel, which looks cute, but who knows what genetic diseases they are hiding and what social disorders they have from being brought up in a dark shed with hundreds of other dogs and puppies in filthy conditions.

buzz819 7:16 am 10 May 12

Why did it go 18 hours? I think that is obvious, different person working in the morning to the one who closed. The one who closed starts work at midday, comes in, says ohh did you sell the puppy… The rest is history.

Pandy 11:13 pm 09 May 12

Coincidence that there is a Pet Mince thread?

nsn 6:22 pm 09 May 12

fabforty said :

I have also wondered what happens to the pups and kittens that don’t sell while they are still in the cute stage.

http://the-riotact.com/pet-mince/72631

fabforty 5:55 pm 09 May 12

+1

These people are clearly not caring for the animals they are selling if no-one checked on that puppy first thing in the morning.

I have also wondered what happens to the pups and kittens that don’t sell while they are still in the cute stage.

Merle 5:33 pm 09 May 12

Pets Paradise is far from living up to its name, and Woden is especially bad, but I’m still amazed that they would leave a young puppy locked up alone for that long. I hope whoever nicked it is at least looking after it.

sarahsarah 4:19 pm 09 May 12

Pet shops in general are disgusting but the fact that they took that long to notice it was gone just disgraceful. Does no one check on the welfare of the animals when they come in of a morning?

Unless it was an inside job?

qbngeek 3:51 pm 09 May 12

Wait a goddamned minute. Why has a puppy gone approx 18 hours without any checking on it, checking food and water or spending any time with it.

Animals in petshops need to be banned. They are not cared for properly and lack the attentiona nd love that puppies and kittens need in order to develop properly. I hope it was taken by someone who is going to love it and care for it like it deserves.

Aaroncbr 3:27 pm 09 May 12

Poor dog, i’m sure it’s going to miss it’s tiny glass box.

mickey 2:48 pm 09 May 12

Why did it take them till 12pm to figure out they were missing a puppy?

Holden Caulfield 2:46 pm 09 May 12

Someone tried to steal our cat from our front yard a while back, so going straight to the source is probably a better option. More choice.

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