Target: Boone County Animal Services Operations Supervisor Roger Tresemer
Goal: Shut down inhumane puppy mill and prevent callous breeder from owning animals
A dog breeder in Illinois keeps her puppies in small wire cages that are stacked on top of each other, forcing the dogs to defecate and urinate on the other puppies below. The cages are left in her two-car garage year-round, even during ice-cold Midwestern winters. Various breeds of puppies are kept in that chilly dungeon, including Boston Terriers, French and English bulldogs, Pekinese, pugs and more. These cramped, unsanitary quarters are a breeding ground for life-threatening illnesses and many of the animals in this heartless woman’s care suffer from serious health issues.
Visitors to the breeding establishment have reported that one of the dogs is missing its eye, another is missing an eyelid, and several appear emaciated. Many of the dogs also suffer with hair loss and given the poor living conditions, it is probable that many of them suffer with mange, which is highly contagious. According to witnesses, one puppy was seen dragging itself along the concrete floor in distress while another was believed to be suffering from internal bleeding. The breeder reportedly admitted to administering her own medical care, so the dogs never receive proper veterinary care.
Females are impregnated within two to three months after having a litter, meaning that there is a constant stream of puppies being forcefully born into these disgusting conditions. Several residents in Boone County have reported the breeder for her horrid mistreatment of these animals, however, her breeding establishment still has not been shut down.
By signing this petition, you will be urging local animal control officials to close this cruel puppy mill, save the puppies that are currently in the breeder’s care and hold her accountable for the abuse and neglect that she has inflicted upon these innocent animals.
Dear Mr. Tresemer,
I am writing to urge you to close down the dog breeding facility owned and operated by Ms. Kim Lettier. Witnesses have reported that the puppies are kept in small cages that are stacked on top of each other, forcing the dogs to defecate and urinate on the puppies below. According to visitors, one puppy was seen dragging itself along the concrete floor in distress while another was missing an eye. The breeder also allegedly admitted that the animals do not receive proper veterinary care.
Please do everything in your power to ensure that Lettier’s breeding facility is shut down immediately and help save these innocent animals from developing life-threatening health issues and suffering severe neglect. I also encourage you to prosecute Ms. Lettier to the full extent of the law by charging her with animal abuse and cruelty for her heinous mistreatment of these dogs.
[Your Name Here]
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