Sad eyes and empty lives of puppies inside the Dogs4us puppy warehouse in Leeds shot in October 2012. Forced to live in small, sometimes dirty, pens with little environmental enrichment these so-called pedigree dogs (that are not registered with the Kennel Club or any respectable body but rather a private company with links to the owner of Dogs4us) are warehoused until they can be sold for a tidy profit.
While these conditions are hardly ideal they are of course nothing compared to the sickening conditions the mothers of these puppies are kept in at the puppy farms Dogs4us source their puppies from.
“By the time I got to this pup i was already crying , her innocence and imprisonment broke my heart , note the filth around her” – Investigator
“Please help us – these 2 didnt move , dont know how long I’ll grieve over this but I feel so hurt inside.” – Investigator
“Shakey photo because i was crying , this pup looks sick” – Investigator
“Runny infected eyes” – Investigator
“Note the lack of bedding a small amount of sawdust on the floor just like Harlan [Harlan is a breeder for animal experiments known for poor animal welfare]” – Investigator
Dogs4us needs closing down once and for all. Join the campaign!
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After a successful protest last week at Dogs4Us Leeds and one yesterday in Manchester we embarked on a phone action against a key Dogs4Us supplier – Natures Menu.
Natures Menu stated that they are taking a “positive approach” to this matter, they did not clarify what they meant by this.
Around 30 people in Leeds and 14 in Manchester protested Dogs4us sale of puppy farm puppies on the 16th of September as part of worldwide Anti-Puppy Farming Day.
In Leeds local children joined the protests bringing hand-made banners of their own.
Customers turned away and tons of public support was received by the campaign . Dogs4us is losing more and more business because of it’s choice to support the cruel battery farming of puppies.
On Sunday 26h August 2012, 30 people (over the course of the day) including local children and young people protested against Dogs4us Leeds. It is great to see young people taking action for animals – special thanks to them.
The store had hardly any customers all day, people turned away after receiving leaflets and even more turned away at the gates after merely seeing the protest. Staff were standing about with nothing to do and ordering themselves a pizza and drinking cups of tea all day.
Customers came up to campaigners to tell us the puppies were clearly too young to be responsibly sold, had no fresh water and there were lots of stories of sick puppies bought from Dogs4us.
Local children told us how the puppies always looked sad in Dogs4Us and were keen to join the protest themselves.
After receiving a number of interesting communications from a number of individuals connected to Dogs4us and close to owner Ray McCadden we thought it was about time we publicly appealed for more whistle-blowers.
If you work for Dogs4us, or have done in the past, or know someone that does, we want to hear from you. We need information on the suppliers of the puppies, Dogs4us suppliers in general, staff members , management and more.
We will pay for good information. Why not earn some extra cash on the side? We protect your identity totally.
And to the rest of the Dogs4us staff, you cant trust anyone. Remember the staff member, the ‘friend’, the family member, the customer that is claiming to hate us protesters could be one of those already assisting us. Remember there are people you know providing information right now, possibly on you.
Activists were once again back at Dogs4us Leeds for one of the smaller weekly demos. The store is always very empty but this time it was even emptier as 2 customers turned away after hearing the truth about Dogs4us!
Here is a report from the ground; “Today’s demo at Dogs4Us Leeds was the best yet! Two potential customers turned away, one of whom looked sick to her stomach upon learning of the horrors of the puppy farming industry. Upon chanting “One customer turned away”, the manager came out to keep her beady eye on us, but she didn’t say anything – after all what can she say to justify what she does?”
Next Sunday (22nd July) is the monthly demo which will see between 20-30 activists from around the country protesting against the Manchester store. Please make sure you are one of them! Full event details can be found here.