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Blue Diamond Kennels, Les & Melissa Burke

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Dog Lover1 Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Puppies raised & dogs housed AND raised in unsanitary conditions

I just bought a pup two days ago from them. Their address was 31079 449th ave gayville sd phone number 605-743-6050
Dog Lover1 Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Puppies raised & dogs housed AND raised in unsanitary conditions

You should all file complaints in sd you are wasting your time filing in az. They said they just moved from az.
Dog's Best Friend Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Puppies raised & dogs housed AND raised in unsanitary conditions

Leslie Ray and Melissa Burke
Cortaro, AZ 85656 just outside Tucson
e-mail: [email protected]
street address: 890 North Fellores Well Trail
Cortaro, AZ
telephone: 520 300-1997 or 520 840-4405 through Verizon
Trustung Fool, Yet Again Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Puppies raised & dogs housed AND raised in unsanitary conditions

These people were renting a double wide mobile home that were in for ONLY 4 months. AKC was about to come out to inspect their kennels sothey up and moved before AKC could get there.
The conditions found in the dog kennel area was bad enough as there was green stuff floating in most of the water bowls, NO food bowls (dogs had to eat from the dirt!).
The conditions INSIDE this home were beyond words!! There was feces, urine and afterbirth all over the floors and all matresses also had been messed on however one had feces caked on and urine soaked in from one end to the other (this was werer the puppies were raised/housed until old enough to go outside) in one of the photos attached, , you can see where the momma dog had tried to get out of the window as the the smell in that room was enough to... well, you fill this in.
An e-mail was sent to the AKC along with photographs of the conditions found at this residence (all of their dogs are AKC registered) with a reply from AKC that these conditions were really none of their business and rather than doing something for these animals (suspend breeding/registration rights so these people would not make such a 'profit' fron selling "AKC" registered dogs and quit breeding all together), they said that IF we had a problem with the conditions these animals were forced to live in, we should contact local animal control to file complaints. Problem with THAT is, these people had already MOVED!
These people move EVERY time someone is onto them and ALWAYS blame someone else for the reasons that they move but according to their web site, they opperate out of AZ and SD and have "Family Raised" Goldens, Labs, Cattle dogs and also saw Great Danes, Boston Terriers, Parson's Russel and a Yorkie while they were at the place photographed.

I seem to think these conditions are horrid but maybe this is normal??
I have 10 plus dogs in my home AND raise puppies as well but it dosen't look or SMELL like this place did and I can only HOPE there are not very many people/breeders out there that DO live like these people do and their poor dogs are forced to.
Thank you for looking and letting me 'vent' on this as I seem to have hit a block wall and this has fallen on deaf ears with the AKC.
Dog's Best Friend Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Puppies raised & dogs housed AND raised in unsanitary conditions

To be honest, it appears that there is a "feud" going on and that if you weed out the "arguing and slandering" you may find both good and not so good experiences. No-one wants to be "taken" by dishonesty and I pray that it does not happen to me or others, but STOP THE FEUD. And let's all PROTECT OUR ANIMALS by doing the right thing!
PLEASE, nothing is created except more animosity and hatred and do we really need more in our world?
The Breeder's World is fraught with politics and whose dog is better. I am not a breeder but know many who would agree with me.
If you have a concern, how about calling the Police to investigate, The Attorney General's Office, or the Humane Society. AKC generally has addresses since all litters need to be registered.
Mistakes are made, puppy mills sadly are in place and unscupulous breeders exist...not all people are good and not are all bad...same goes for breeders.
This entire situation is being investigated as we speak and at this point the puppies/dogs that have been purchased are loving, beautiful, strong and healthy. No-one can GUARANTEE there will never be a problem...I have a special needs child but all my other kids are healthy, strong and we never expected anything to happen that would cause such hardship. But LIFE happens!
I am truly sorry for the bad experiences...years ago I bought a pup and a year later discovered the breeders were part of a puppy mill and my dog has some challenges but he is great...and neutered. If you get a pup and have the VET check them right away and say the pup is ok, why won't you believe that? If there is a problem, call the Police and Attorney General or get in your car and drive to the breeders! But TRY calling the breeder first...and you CAN find them!



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