ED Magedson – Founder
Caring Canine Animal Rescue14548 Fiscus Cemetery Road Coal City , Indiana USA
Caring Canine Animal Rescue Clay County Animal Rescue Chrystll Owens Sick Puppies Coal City Indiana
We adopted a puppy from Chrystll Owens at Caring Canine Animal Rescue (or Clay County Animal Rescue) after seeing a link on petfinder.com. She assured us that the mother was rescued while pregnant and that she had already found a home for the father. She also assured us that the puppy would have first vaccines and wormer when we picked him up.
We picked him up in 8/16/13 in the morning. He seemed okay--maybe a little lethargic but nothing alarming. However, as the day went on we couldn't get him to eat anything. We emailed her and she said that he was probably feeling a bit scared being away from his mom/littermates. However, we were concerned enough that we set up an appointment with our vet for the next day.
By Saturday he still hadn't eaten anything and was still acting a bit lethargic. The vet didn't do a parvo test since we showed her the documents showing he had just had his vaccinations the day before. [continued below]....
The vet at the animal hospital did a parvo test and it was positive. She said the fecal sample we brought in was blood and sloughed off intestinal tract. By that point, the parvo was advanced enough that the vet said given his size and age, survival with treatment was likely less than 25%. We made the decision to euthanize him. We called Chrystll to make sure she treated her animals and let all other adopters know ASAP. She acted shocked and said that maybe it was a "false positive" test. Given that he hadn't eaten in two days, was puking, pooping blood, and had intestinal tract in his poop, that is a fairly ridiculous response.
Today we made contact with another person who adopted from the same litter. We discovered that 1. her puppy was picked up the same day as ours and she had also had to euthanize him. 2. a puppy picked up earlier than 8/16 had died on the day we picked up our dogs 3. a fourth adopted puppy is currently being treated for parvo and isn't in good shape 4. Chrystll was aware on 8/16 that at least one puppy had died from parvo and didn't let anyone know.
This woman sent us home with a puppy that she knew was going to die. She knew we had another dog in the home (luckily up on all vaccinations) and she knew that we had two young kids who had already fallen in love with the puppy.
We also discovered that 1. these puppies aren't rescues. In fact, Chrystll owns the mother and bred her to sell (the $250 "adoption" fee) the puppies 2. She never took them to a vet. She claims to have administered the shots and wormer herself.
She claims to be a no-kill shelter, but she is knowingly sending sick dogs home with people while smiling and accepting "adoption fees" and "donations". And, worst of all, we just discovered that the fifth puppy in this litter has just been posted by her on petfinder.com. She knows that three of the five puppies in the litter have died of parvo they got in her care, and she is still trying to make a buck on the last puppy.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/19/2013 12:08 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Caring-Canine-Animal-Rescue/Coal-City-Indiana-47472/Caring-Canine-Animal-Rescue-Clay-County-Animal-Rescue-Chrystll-Owens-Sick-Puppies-Coal-Ci-1077065. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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