Lawsuit targets alleged puppy mill for false advertising
5:20 PM, Oct 19, 2010
6:15 PM, Oct 19, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri dog breeder is being sued for false advertising. This
comes in the middle of the statewide debate over Proposition "B",
which would crack down on puppy mills.
This lawsuit may be the first of its kind. It was filed Tuesday
in Randolph County court.
Brenda Watson shopped for a puppy online, and then drove to
mid-Missouri to buy a dog.
She says it was sick and she's not sure if it's actually a
Yorkie-poo as she was told. She says it was advertised as being
healthy and from a litter raised inside a home by a family.
But the lawsuit alleges it came from an inhumane and unsanitary
"I hope that she would be stopped, her breeding practices would
be stopped. Maybe it would help other people to be aware, when
they're buying a dog, to research it more. Some of the mistakes i
made, hopefully others can learn from," said Watson.
The Humane Society, which is campaigning in favor of Prop-B, is
pushing for publicity on this lawsuit.
One defendant, Brandi Cheney, says she's never told customers
that the dogs were raised inside the house, but rather, in a
She says her children do play with the pups.
She has about 120 dogs and runs the type of breeding operation
that would be restricted by Prop-B, so she's against it.