Puppy Miller In Trouble Again
Dake Fu, 27, of 121 Towback Road in Esperance, owner of Turquoise Island Pets Inc. was arrested, again, for selling sick puppies. Fu was charged with a single misdemeanor count of offering a sick or diseased animal for sale. The crime is punishable by up to one year in jail.
In May, Fu sold a Yorkshire terrier that was ill with coccidiosis, which is caused by a parasite and causes diarrhea. The dog required extensive veterinary care, police said.
Fu turned himself in and will appear July 24 in Charleston Town Court.
Fu already has a court date Thursday, relating to the same charge with a different animal.
His history with law enforcement and reputation for allegedly running “puppy mills” goes back even further. In May 2006, 14 feces-covered dogs were taken from his property and he was charged with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.
In December 2005, Fu failed a state Department of Agriculture and Markets inspection for poor sanitation and waste removal. Fu could not be located for comment Sunday. (Times Union)
When there is a consistent pattern of abuse and neglect like this, when does it finally get to a point that the law will finally say, “that’s enough!” and close these people down? How many animals and people have to be taken advantage of??
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