How long do these people think they are actually going to be able to get away with this kind of stuff?? Do they think no one keeps track or notices and remembers? Well, some people do and some people work very hard to bring them to attention and get them shut down!

Just got this Action Alert from May O’Conner-Shaver of BanOhioDogAuctions.com and she and others that she works with don’t take this kind of stuff lying down. They investigate and check it out then put the word out.

This is from Mary’s email… and thanks as always for keeping on top of things, Mary!

Barbra Back, in 2006 pled guilty to 9 counts of theft by deception, investigated for running a puppy mill, sentenced to two years probation, is now posing as a rescue!

Barbara J. Back and Ted W. Back advertise on Adopt-a-Pet.com (http://www.adoptapet.com/) as K-9 Editions Rescue Pets while advertising dogs for sale on the following online puppy selling sites, saying they are located in Clinton, NJ but will ship puppies anywhere!

Next Day Pets: http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/0201b214-c982.aspx
Dog Breeder Directory: http://www.puppyfind.com/l/?acct_id=225654

From one of their ads: “we run a cavalier king charles rescue as well as breed the Cavalier.on occations (sic) we also take in other homeless puppies and dogs and find them fantastic homes, we run a strict relocation program which we will ship or deliver. the puppies will be ready to go at our next adoption drive in NJ you will need to be pre approved by sending oe mailing you (sic) adoption agreement to us prior to that day www.k9editions.org is where you will find the adoption agreement as well as more pics and info on puppies and what we do for the pets.”

Phone: 256-623-2590
Website: http://k9editions.org/
Dog Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, Great Pyrenees, Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Maltese, Miniature Dachshund, Newfoundland, Yorkshire Terrier
Aliases: Bach, Beck, Brown

And they are also soliciting your vote so they have a chance to win $10,000 for a “rescue makeover”!!!

“Please rate our rescue, we have a chance to win $10,000 for the rescue and so we can help ever so many more, please take the time to do this we are counting on you all, past and present supporters. Thank You for your continued Support! http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/75122” (Part of Adopt-a-Pet)

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Please contact Adopt-a-Pet.com to demand that it remove and ban this pair from its site immediately:

Email: info@AdoptaPet.com
Phone: 1-800-728-3273

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Previous articles (Back is listed on many Internet forums but here are two articles):

Online puppy dealer indicted on 9 counts of fraud, theft

Back Faces Up To 90 Years In Prison If Convicted

Fort Payne, AL
Friday, Dec 17, 2004

An Alabama woman trailed by customer complaints has been indicted on nine counts of theft by deception.

Barbara Back was arrested by Dekalb County deputies December 10, 2004, after nine separate customers filed complaints about how Back ran her online puppy service.

When NBC first asked Back last week about several complaints filed against her online puppy operation, she claimed they were completely unfounded. “Everybody gets a dog that’s supposed to be getting a dog,” said Back. “I don’t know what’s going on. They did an investigation and apparently found nothing.”

However, the charges stem from complaints filed by nine customers across the country, like Jeanette Ebenau in New Jersey. She paid Back a $500 deposit for a bulldog, but when she changed her mind, Back wouldn’t refund her money. Rhonda Jackson, a Dekalb County investigator, said Ebenau’s complaint was one of the reasons she launched the investigation in April 2004. “She missed ship dates several times after they were already paid for,” said Jackson. “Some of the people requested their money back, seeing that they weren’t going to get a puppy, and she would say she’d refund the money, but they never got the money or the puppy.”

According to allegations made by dozens of complainants to The HSUS and others, puppy dealer Barbara Bach has been defrauding consumers and hurting animals by selling sick puppies over the Internet. In recent years, reports having been piling up of seriously ill and underage puppies being shipped from Barbara Bach to unwitting buyers as far away as New York and California.

While the local SPCA is investigating Ms. Bach for numerous animal cruelty complaints, The HSUS has asked the DeKalb County District sheriff’s office to pursue allegations of fraud and theft against Ms. Bach as well, in violation of Alabama’s Theft laws.

Back maintained that customers are told up front deposits are non-refundable. She is currently out on $5,000 bond and faces a maximum of 90 years in prison if convicted.

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Case Update – Convicted

Puppy charges pleaded

February 17, 2006

By Mark Harrison, The Times-Journal

http://times-journal.com/story.lasso?WCD=5217

A Fort Payne, Alabama woman has been sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to theft charges related to the operation of a puppy mill.

Barbara Beck entered the plea Monday, Feb 13, avoiding a jury trial set to begin that day in DeKalb County Circuit Court.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigator Rhonda Jackson said Beck sold puppies from her Fort Payne home using the Internet. Jackson said there were numerous complaints filed in 2004 from Beck’s would-be customers from all across the country, claiming receipt of a sick puppy, the wrong puppy or no puppy at all.

Jackson said some of the dogs were being kept in small crates at Beck’s home, adjacent to an outdoor storage area.

DeKalb County Assistant District Attorney Scott Lloyd said Beck pleaded guilty to nine counts of theft by deception. He said each charge stemmed from an individual customer complaint.

Lloyd said many of those customers asked for their money back. He said a restitution hearing is scheduled for April.

Rhonda Jackson (256-845-3801), Investigator with DeKalb County Sheriff Dept:
210 Grande Ave South, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

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Alabama Better Business Bureau Report as of July 16, 2008

Angel Wings Rescue
Ted and Barbara Back

Barbara Back Kennels
Angel Wings Rescue
4868 County Road 429
Fyffe, AL 35971

Barbara Back Kennels
Angel Wings Rescue
149 Davis Rd
Fort Payne, AL 35968

Name: Barbara Back Kennels
Phone: (256) 657-5762
Fax: (256) 657-5821
Address: 4868 County Road 429
Fyffe, AL 35971-4620
Website: www.puppies-babs.com
Principal: Ms. Barbara Back, Owner
Customer Contact: Ms. Barbara Back, Owner – (256) 657-5762
Email Address: angelwingsrescue@hotmail.com

Additional DBA Names:
Cedar Hills Kennels
Angel Wings Rescue

Report: Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record of complaints, failed to honor their commitment to mediate or arbitrate disputes or honor mediated agreements or arbitrated decisions, failed to substantiate, modify or discontinue false advertising claims that are challenged by the BBB, or failed to discontinue unauthorized use of the BBB name and logo, a Federally protected trademark with the BBB due to failure to respond to two or more complaints.

Most complaints concern health issues and purity of breeds the company is advertising. In one instance, a consumer reports that she paid fees and did not receive a puppy at all.

No Response – The company failed to respond to the complaint.
Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.

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