Complaint Review: Karen Zakaria - Novi Michigan
- Karen Zakaria 41714 Dukesbury Novi, Michigan U.S.A.
- Phone: 248-3492313
- Category: Animal Abuse
Karen is known in the area as the "Dog Woman." She represents herself as a breeder of Shih Tzu puppies when, in fact, she is a "seller" of Shih Tzu puppies. She is buying them at as young as five weeks of age and selling them for profit, well under the normal eight weeks of age. She seems to have 10 to 20 puppies on hand at all times of various ages.
She sells them out of her home which she describes in the local newspaper as a "puppy nursery setting." She lives in a very nice neighborhood, however, the enviornment in which the puppies live is hardly a nursery setting. All the puppies from various litters and of various ages run freely together eating and relieving themselves whenever and wherever they please. They nurse off of adult dogs that are not their mothers and it is a complete mess inside the house.
The puppy we purchased, regretfully, from her had two parasites that surfaced four days after we bought the puppy. After a 1:30 emergency vet. run, I called her to tell her about the parasites, as she had at least 12 other dogs in her home. I also requested she pay for medical care for the puppy since she sold it to me with the parasites at only seven weeks of age. She was not at all concerned about the health of this puppy or whether it might spread to other dogs she was holding. She was only concerned about the fact that I took it to a vet and was now asking her for money for the medical bill. She specifically stated that I "wouldn't be asking her for money if I knew how little profit she made on these puppies" and she also told me I should have taken it to her in the middle of the night for treatment and she would have administered antibiotics, herself, as opposed to seeking veterinary care.
She is not a breeder and she certainly is not a licensed veterinarian. This puppy was ill and needed I.V. hydration along with bloodwork and finally two prescriptions. She is selling very young puppies, some of who are obviously sick, and it's all about the money. She is a suburban puppy mill and needs to be stopped! I would love to see her closed down. Not because of the money I spent, but because she chooses to live in this mess - these young puppies don't get a choice!
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