Sunday, December 13, 2015

Petland Novi frequently asked questions that can be answered in two words

Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan receives all kinds of questions about Petland Novi from employees, shoppers, local residents, city council… So many people find it hard to believe that a store in a popular local mall would be doing something unethical. We all know when profits are involved coupled with the belief having any type of business is good for the economy can be a bad thing for animals. 

Q: How many complaints have been filed regarding sick dogs sold?
A: Too many.

Q: How many times has Oakland County Animal Control or the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development checked on sick animals?
A: Not enough.

Q: Does the veterinary who issues 30-day Health Certificates also offer 3 free exams to attract new customers? Is that a conflict of interest?
A: Appears so.

Q: Are there disclosure or Pet Lemon laws in Michigan?
A: Not yet.

Q: What happens if someone purchases a sick pet from Petland Novi?
A: No recourse.

Q: Does the owner of Petland Novi have access to USDA inspection reports for the kennels they source from?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the owner of Petland Novi source from breeders with prior  violations or enforcement actions?
A: Yes.

Q: Does Petland Novi work with breeders with over 200 dogs?
A: Yes

Q: How many puppies does Petland Novi sell each month?
A: 80-100

Q: What does City Council say on this matter?
A: Buyer Beware.

Q: If I purchased a sick pet who should I contact?
A: Jennifer Measel (248-702-6550)

Q: If I observed sick animals on display at the store, who should I contact?
A: Good luck!

Q: Why does Petland Novi delete my questions when I post on their Facebook page?
A: Good question.

Q: Where should I find a pet?
A: Local shelter.

Q: What will happen to the puppies if they do not sell?
A: Marked down.

If you would like to know more about Petland Novi’s breeders and business practices, please visit our blog.

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