March 11, 2009

An Update On DONNA BOYD!

Yeh that's right. I used her name *gasp*

Donna Boyd. 113 Cook Avenue, Wilmot NS.

I wrote about her on Valentine's Day.

http://ilovesharpei.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentines-day-bybs.html


How I went over to see for myself what her place was like.


Well now there is an update.
She had posted an ad trying to sell her breeding stock so someone I know got in touch to try and get her to give some details.

Here's what we learned.

1. She told me she had 20 dogs in her basement. Umm no. She gave them a list of every dog she owns and there are 67. SIXTY SEVEN.

2. They live in the basement in cages 2 x 2 x 3 and two dogs to a cage. This is where they live, they don't get to come out of there.

3. The cages are filthy. She said she wouldn't sell the cages because they were dirty and she would have to sand off the crap that is caked on them. Too much work for her apparently.

4. They offered her $45 000 for all dogs. No she said. Not enough $.

5. SHE NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN AND THOSE DOGS NEED TO GET OUT OF THAT BASEMENT SO THEY CAN LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that so hard? Well apparently.

I made my complaint to the SPCA 3 - 4 weeks ago. Called a week or so ago and still no one has gone to this place to check it out.
Someone made a complaint in the summer. Did anything happen? No.

So someone called the County.
Donna is in a residential zone, in a subdivision. Kennels aren't allowed. But oh wait. Zoning came into effect 1997, she's been living there since 1994 and breeding dogs before then. So she's exempt.

How are her neighbors not complaining????
Do they know she has that many dogs? I doubt it! They never step foot outside!

She apparently wants to get out of breeding the small dogs and she wants to start breeding Shar Pei. She has a 9 month old Shar Pei pup. Already posted an ad that she was looking for a male. That's how I fit in.
No way am I just going to sit here and let her make a breeding machine out of that pup like her 67 other dogs.

Donna used to breed Shar Pei years ago. I know someone who bought one of her Shar Pei when she stopped breeding Shar Pei.

Here is her direct words:

"As you know our first Pei, Sugar Bear came from Donna Boyd in the late 1980s - he was 2.5 years old and knew nothing! He obviously had never walked on grass as he was spooked by it and everything else but we grew to adore his "little ways"! She was, at the time, breeding Pei and smaller dogs as well. she had a dilapidated backyard "kennel" run.

She advertised in the provincial paper that she had adult dogs for I believe between $150-$200. Her story at the time was that she had so many adult dogs (maybe two dozen Pei) because she couldn't bear to give them up. She said they were in the house a lot and so on. She claimed to be in financial trouble so that was why she had to part with them. She co-owned dogs with a woman from the US named Glynis ?. People we knew took one and it dies a few weeks later. Our own Sugar Bear was the one that lived to be 15.

We did not like Donna and never trusted her. Our niece (who was maybe 10 at the time) came with us when we looked at her dogs and she kept telling her mother, "I don't like that lady. She's not nice and I want to go." Very perceptive!

We are sickened that she has even one dog let alone that many!

I would love to get her shut down.
"




And that is from someone who dealt with her years ago. She was bad then, she's still bad now.

WHY DOES SHE STILL HAVE DOGS??????????????????????????????

It all boggles my mind.

She told me these dogs weren't fun anymore, she now considers them a "chore" ... so she's getting out of all the small breeds.
To breed Shar Pei , because that's much easier to have them outside in the backyard in a kennel.
Then I was in contact with another lady who had a bad experience with Donna Boyd. She gave me permission to share her story:

Hi! Yes, I did call the SPCA shortly after Leo died. We were so naive at the time that we didn't think it strange that we didn't get to see his parents. As a matter of fact, the only dogs we saw while we were there was a Cavalier King Charles and a SharPei. It wasn't until about 6 months later, when Leo started having serious problems with his bowel, that we knew that there was something very wrong with where we bought him. I contacted Donna and she told me that there was absolutely nothing she could do and did not want us to contact her again. The Vet told us that it was a genetic defect and that contacting the breeder was important because it could be passed to another litter. After spending almost $2000.00 and Leo was not getting any better, we had to have him euthanized. I called Donna again to tell her that Leo had passed away and she told me that she had two adult Shihtzu's that she needed to find good homes for. Because we had just lost Leo a couple of weeks before and we missed him so much, I thought it was fantastic that we could get these dogs.....just for the price of having them neutered. As I mentioned.....we were VERY naive.Both Shihtzu's were shaved down to their bare skin. The male had cuts on him for being clipped so close. The little female had stitches in her from having a C-section a week earlier.....we later found out that all of her puppies had been born dead. She was still on medication to dry up her milk. Both dogs were not at all house trained and had no social skills whatsoever. We kept them for one night and the next day I called a reputable breeder in the Windsor area. As soon as I said Donna's name, she knew exactly who I was talking about. She suggested I call Donna back and request my money back.....and keep the dogs free of charge. I did exactly that and when she tried to argue with me, I informed her that the next time I arrived on her door step, it would be with a RCMP officer. She did refund my money and I still have the little female and a friend had the male for 2 years before he passed away last winter. ...and I can tell you, it was alot of work just introducing them to the outside world! The little female, Molly, was 7 years old when we got her....and Donna was still using her for breeding purposes. Molly still has alot of issues due to the way she was raised and neglected. I contacted the SPCA and told them of what happened and they informed me that they would look into it......I do not know it they did or not. I noticed her ad on Kijiji a couple of months ago, advertising Cavalier puppies and it just makes me sick to my stomach to still think of what we went through a few years ago. When I saw YOUR posting about her, I just about fainted. Although I knew she was misusing her dogs,and that she kept them in her basement..... I had no idea that she had so many.

Here are her NOVA SCOTIA kijiji ads, she took down her breeding stock one:

This ad is from January 10th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-shih-tzu-W0QQAdIdZ98556416


shih-tzu

Price: $32,500.00
Ad ID: 98556416 Visits: 251
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 10-Jan-09

1 black/white male shih-tzu he will be 6 months in about two weeks



January 11th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-shih-tzu-pup-W0QQAdIdZ98817788


shih-tzu pup

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 98817788 Visits: 269
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 11-Jan-09

i am a sweet little shih-tzu looking for some kind sole to take me home and love me i bet i can give them more love then they can me i will be 6months in week or two my price is 350.00




January 30th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-pups-W0QQAdIdZ103150037

pups
Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 103150037 Visits: 243
Address: kingston, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 30-Jan-09

i have one male black/white shih-tzu for 325.00 and i have 2 cavalier king charles spaniels both males 8 months 1 ruby 1 blenheim not for 325.00 only phone calls please will not answer e-mails 9027650885




January 31st, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-pup-W0QQAdIdZ103367394


pup

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 103367394 Visits: 101
Address: kingston, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 31-Jan-09

a little male shih-tzu pup black/white he is 6 months and is small he is 325.00 he very healthy he is looking for a good home if very interested please call 9027650885 he has his health book



January 31st, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-pups-W0QQAdIdZ103404214


pups

Price: $325.00
Ad ID: 103404214 Visits: 238
Address: kingston, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 31-Jan-09

shih-tzu puppie i'd lovve for some one to take me home and give me lots and lots of love i am a very healthy little boy you get my health book i,m 6 months old so i,m not to old to train can hold my water longer than a younger puppie can if you would really like to have me please call 9027650885 no e-mails




February 10th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-puppiesfor-sale-W0QQAdIdZ81438326


puppiesfor sale

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 81438326 Visits: 958
Address: wilmot, novascotia, bop-1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 10-Feb-09

we are 2 little shih-tzus i am 1 year old create trained black/white love to find a home forever and i have another half brother that would like to find a home forever to crate trained same colour 250.00 each for pets only at this price also have cavalier king charles spaniel puppies the cavaliers go with 1 year guarantee vet, checked dewormed needled also have 2 shih-tzu puppies ready to go 1male 1female vet, checked needled dewormed book from vet,only very interested people call 19027650885



February 18th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-pups-W0QQAdIdZ107812202


pups

Price: $325.00
Ad ID: 107812202 Visits: 263
Address: greenwood, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 18-Feb-09

i have a little shih-tzu puppy he just turned 7 months cute as a button he is looking for a loving home been dewormed needled vet.checked



March 9th, 2009 http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-pets-W0QQAdIdZ98665241


pets

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 98665241 Visits: 247
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Halifax Date Listed: 09-Mar-09

i.m a little shih-tzu pup black/white i will be 6 months in a few weeks and am looking for a very nice and loving home 325.00







And no...the spelling mistakes were hers. I just copied and pasted.

That poor 6 month old Shih Tzu has been 6 months old for three months by the looks of it!! I wonder what his real age is.

No wonder he was so skittish, about a year old and no human contact. SAD!!!!



OH AND LOOK DONNA ALSO ADVERTISES IN OTHER PROVINCES!!!!

NEW BRUNSWICK:

http://moncton.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-dogs-pups-W0QQAdIdZ102643923


dogs/pups

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 102643923 Visits: 136
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Moncton Date Listed: 28-Jan-09

selling some adults and puppieshave 5females/and 3 puppies 1 female 2males shih-tzus adults 4 females /4males also have shih-tzu puppies not ready to go no e-mails i will not answer only phone calls 9027650885 thank-you




http://moncton.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-dogs-pups-W0QQAdIdZ103017292


dogs &pups

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 103017292 Visits: 68
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Moncton Date Listed: 28-Jan-09

selling breeding cavalier king charles spaniels4 rubys females 1 blenheim she is about 10 pds,2males 1 blenheim 1ruby 1 female ruby 8 months if really interested please call 9027650885 Iwill not answer e-mails



PEI:

http://charlottetown.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-dogs-amp-amp-pups-W0QQAdIdZ107952670


dogs &pups

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 107952670 Visits: 126
Address: Greenwood, NS
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Location: Charlottetown Date Listed: 19-Feb-09

shih-tzu pups as also adults have 5 cavalier king charles spaniels adults 2 cavaliers are bred also 2 little females about 10 to 12 pounds and1 male pup 8 months these are good healthy dogs and will sell for breeding just give me a call 9027650885



http://charlottetown.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-dogs-pups-W0QQAdIdZ102639779


dogs/pups

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 102639779 Visits: 158
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Charlottetown Date Listed: 28-Jan-09

selling some breeding dogs out 5 adults 3 puppies cavalier king charles spaniels and also 4 shih-tzu females and 4 males i also have pups that is not ready to go as of yet no e-mails sorry i will not e-mail you back you will have to call me by phone9027650885 thank-you



http://charlottetown.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-dogs-pups-W0QQAdIdZ102613105


dogs /pups

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 102613105 Visits: 98
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Charlottetown Date Listed: 27-Jan-09

i am selling some breeding dogs 5 adults and 3 pups they are cavalier king charles spaniels also i have 4 female and 4 male shih-tzus ialso have 1 six month old male that are ready to go and some puppies not ready to go yet no e-mails i will no answer only phone calls thank you



http://charlottetown.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-cavalier-king-charles-W0QQAdIdZ98818765


cavalier king charles

Price: Please contact
Ad ID: 98818765 Visits: 121
Address: wilmot, kings county, novascotia, bop 1wo
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Location: Charlottetown Date Listed: 10-Jan-09

cavaliers king charles spaniels we are 1 ruby female very small ruby 1 male ruby 1male blenheim price 750.00 each




I will no doubt be writing more about Donna and her bullshit.

She frustrates me.

2 comments:

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

WOOT WOOT! Go Mellisa! 67 dogs in her basement with cages so feces incrusted that they would have to be sandblasted. How does this woman sleep at night. I too went to investigate and saw the poor little creatures who couldn't walk --feet and legs all splayed out to the side, brains turned to mush--unresponsive to touch...i TOO called the animal control officer 2ce and nothing. this woman must be shut down. 67 dogs in tiny cages who never see the light of day. Donna you told me 20 as well.

Three Dogs Long said...

Thanks for the heads up about this creature!
Why is she allowed to operate? Could she not be charged under the Criminal Code?
Dear gawd - if they can shut Snookums (PuppiesAcrossCanada.com) down - why can't she be shut down?
Here the PEI Dept. of Agriculture has jurisdiction to do an inspection - and Bud Wheatley had dogs in a garage!

Can someone not go in with a camera phone - take some pics and leak them to the media?