It's about time!! KARMA has finally caught up with Danielle & Charles O'Neal of Epuppypro.com, Melody Edwards of Lobopuppies.com and Vickie O'Neal Alvord of BigLo!vePuppies.com. The STATE OF TEXAS has filed a lawsuit on these greedy puppy brokers. It's time for these scumbags to pay for what they have done to all the unsuspecting consumers who purchased a sick or dying puppy from them. The VICTIMS of their CRIME are the poor innocent puppies who go through hell being imported from Russia at a very young age. The puppies are taken from their mother before they are weaned or socialized. The puppies immune systems are immature and weakened by the long trip in the belly of a plane. The scumbag puppy brokers don't bother to have them checked by a vet, they are in a big hurry to sell the sickly puppies to unsuspecting families who are soon faced with a sick puppy and hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of vet bills. All too often the puppy is not strong enough to get well in spite of the best medical care!
Here is the TRUTH about Danielle O'Neal, Melody Edwards and Vickie Alvord!!
State Busts Up Alleged Puppy Mills
FORT WORTH (CN) - The State of Texas accuses a married couple and the wife's sister of running puppy mills, misrepresenting the diseased bulldogs they sell for $2,000 to $3,000 apiece, falsely claiming to have bred the dogs themselves, and refusing to replace dead dogs with healthy, live ones.
The defendants are Kristy O'Neal dba EPuppyPro aka EPuppyPro.com; her husband, Charles O'Neal, also dba T.B. Elite Marketing LLC dba EPuppyPro.com and Lobopuppies.com; her sister, Melody Edwards dba Lobopuppies aka Lobopuppies.com; and Vickie O'Neal Alvord, an officer of T.B. Elite Marketing and epuppypro.com and lobopuppies.com.
The O'Neals operate out of North Richland Hills, Texas, Edwards out of Hurst. The state alleges:
The defendants misrepresented the health of at least four sick puppies, claiming they had been checked by vets; one died the day after arrival; another one died soon thereafter; one has "two genetic disorders which left it unable to walk or stand."
One puppy the defendants sold was ill on arrival and died within 6 weeks.
The defendants advertise their dogs with alleged testimonials from customers, but at least one such customer "made no such statements and remains dissatisfied with his or her purchasing experience."
The defendants use AKC and other trademarks to advertise their dogs, but refuse to provide AKC papers when requested.
The defendants misrepresent themselves as the dogs' breeders, but the dogs have tattoos indicating they were imported. One puppy, which Kristy O'Neal misrepresented as bred at her home and "her kids' favorite" went to the purchaser "straight from the airport immediately after being imported."
The state demands penalties of up to $20,000 per violation.