Backyard breeder dumps German shepherd puppy because new litter is due

A seven-month-old German shepherd puppy was on her way to be dumped at the Downey Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, California on Sunday afternoon by a backyard breeder. Fortunately for this sweet dog, a volunteer from A Purposeful Rescue had been in line for unrelated paperwork when she spotted the owner and the dog. As has been discussed numerous times, people stand in line at shelters to either update paperwork, – maybe to get a county license, receive vaccinations, spay or neuter clinics when available or to surrender their pet. Hoping the response would be one of the former, the rescuer asked:

“Hi Sir. Are you surrendering your dog?”  He said yes. “May we ask why?,” the volunteer continued.

And what was the man’s explanation as the rescuer dug deeper for more information? He said he didn’t have room for the dog. The owner then explained the seven-month-old puppy’s mother was about to deliver her next litter. One can only conclude this puppy wasn’t sold, and now a new litter of puppies were expected; of course there was no room for a “too old” puppy to bring in a profit.

“We remained calm, told him we would take her and proceeded to get his license plate number and make and model of his vehicle to report him. This is unacceptable. We always say breeders use the shelters as dumping grounds, and it is not a myth to get people to not buy animals. It’s a fact.”

This German shepherd puppy is safe today, but her plight serves as an example not to buy pets from the Internet or Craigslist. As long as people buy dogs from these disreputable breeders, this will continue. How long will it be before the mother dog’s body is used up and she is thrown away at the nearest county shelter?

(Photo of puppy with backyard breeder screenshot via A Purposeful Rescue)

Check out the adorable dogs available for RESCUE here.

Video of today’s distressing surrender:

https://www.facebook.com/597589450294260/videos/1454068181313045/

 

 

17 replies
  1. Flamingfeather(Beth) C. says:

    Well done Downey Animal Shelter for staying calm in not getting him suspicious and turn around and go out the door with this pup.
    A Purposeful Rescue thank you you were in the place at the right time????????
    Hope to see this breeder in the news and shut down! Can only imagine how many litters of pups this mama has already had????

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    • Lloyd G says:

      backyard breeders need terminated~!!!
      backyard breeders need reported to IRS
      (Undeclared Income) Finally, back yard breeders
      ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF OVERPOPULATION
      AND THE ANIMALS ARE THEN EUTHANIZED..
      BACKYARD BREEDERS NEED EUTHANIZED, INSTEAD~!!!!
      SALUTING, YES SIR AND YES MA’AM~!!!!!

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    • Lloyd G says:

      I SALUTE YOU RENEE, WITH TEARS OF PATRIOTISM
      AND JOY~!!! RENEE, VERY WELL WRITTEN~!!!!
      BACK YARD BREEDERS NEED EXECUTED,
      SO AS TO STOP THE EUTHANIZING OF MILLIONS OF
      WONDERFUL ANIMALS~!!!!
      THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THE $$$$
      WHICH ISN’T NOTHING~!!!
      GET A REAL TAX PAYING JOB
      YOU MAGGOT BREEDERS~!!!!!

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  2. Marsha Flynn Squibb says:

    Thank you to Purposeful Rescue…To the backyard breeder…..I hope you come down with cancer you money hungry,cruel SOB!!!!!

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m glad the rescue was there to save this pup. I hope the pup will find a wonderful family I hope they are successful in stopping this POS breeder, he obviously is in it just for the money he can get out of it, not for the love of the breed!

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  4. pennysdachshund says:

    This BASTARD WILL breed this poor female @ X a year for about 3-4 years and then destroy her after making THOUSANDS on HER… WHAT AN ASSWHIPE!!!

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  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another prime example of uncaring, greedy, selfish bastards whose ONLY concern is the money – the dogs lives don’t count and if not sold, they get dumped in shelters only to be killed if not adopted. As far as I am concerned ALL breeders, be it backyard or so called ‘reputable’ need to be strictly regulated. BREEDER IS ONLY A FANCY NAME FOR PUPPY MILL.

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  6. Jacqueline says:

    Another breeder abusive and no different than a puppy mill. People wake up stop buying dogs for the are severely neglected and abused

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  7. Red says:

    WHY can these horrible backyard breeders not be dismantled!?!?!? WHY are they still in existence? PEOPLE !!! For the love of all that is scared….STOP BUYING FROM BREEDERS!!!! ONLY adopt…..only! There needs to be a ONE YEAR BAN ON ALL BREEDERS…. backyard and legit…one year, no new puppies,

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  8. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG!!! THANK YOU,THANK YOU TO A PURPOSEFUL RESCUE!!!!! This animal abuser is scum! When the mother dog can’t produce anymore puppies not only will she be dumped but she is also at risk of being killed by this absuser before making it to a kill shelter,either way she will be discarded like trash on trash day! So grateful to this rescue for stepping in and taking this precious dog!!

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  9. brenda says:

    they will go on as usual- it’s not against the law in any state as long as the animals have MINIMAL care- keep spreading the truth about what they do- that is the only way to slow them down

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