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Did you purchase a dog or cat from a Minnesota breeder, pet store or website and found the animal was sick? Do you believe you were misled about the animal's health?

Did you rescue or now care for a dog or cat (with physical or psychological problems) that can be traced back to a Minnesota breeder or broker?

Please tell us your story. We are collecting stories to document the problem of inhumane breeding and selling practices within the Minnesota pet trade. Misrepresenting and selling unhealthy pets violates consumer protection laws in Minnesota.

Please contact us directly at info@animalfolksmn.org or complete the form below.

 

TELL YOUR STORY


Choose from two options:

  1. Complete the online form "Breeder/Pet Store Story" below.
  2. Or click here and print the pdf “Breeder/Pet Store Story” (same as online form). Complete and mail to: Animal Folks MN 1043 Grand Ave #115 St. Paul, MN. 55105

Thank you. Once received, an Animal Folks MN representative may contact you.

 

ONLINE FORM: BREEDER/PET STORE STORY


Thank you for being concerned about the welfare of dogs and cats in Minnesota breeding facilities and for sharing your story. Please fill in as much information as you can. Or

contact us at: story@animalfolksmn.org

 

Today’s Date:*
YOUR INFORMATION  
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Confirm email:*
Phone:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
ANIMAL INFORMATION  
Name of Animal:
Type of Animal (dog or cat):
Breed of Animal:
Age of Animal (when received):
Age now:
Purchase Price of Animal:
Date of Purchase or Rescue:

Place of Purchase:

(Please list name or location of place, such as pet store, parking lot, at breeder’s kennel, or via phone or website.)

Heard about breeder:

(Please list name of advertising source, such as classified ad in newspaper, online service, AKC.)

BREEDER INFORMATION  
Name of Kennel:
Owner’s Name:
Phone:
Email Address:
Website:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Name of Transport (if shipped via airline or truck):

HEALTH AND CONDITION OF ANIMAL

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Please be specific and factual when explaining your dog’s or cat’s health condition following purchase (or rescue/foster) and during the recovery period. List illnesses and treatments, physical and psychological. Please accept our condolences if your dog or cat died due to these poor health conditions.

Veterinarian Costs (due to poor breeding):
Name of your local veterinarian:

INTERACTION WITH BREEDER

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Please describe interactions before, during and after purchase (or rescue/foster), including what false information was provided to you.

CONTACT WITH STATE/LOCAL AGENCIES

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Please list contacts, if any, with local law enforcement, city, county or State legislators or personnel, local humane society, MN Board of Animal Health or others and describe what actions were taken on your behalf.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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PLEASE NOTE: By completing this form you are giving us permission to possibly submit your story to authorities. We will contact you prior to any action being taken. If you'd prefer to hand-write this, please download pdf form.

Thank you. Your efforts will make a difference.

 

 

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