Clancy displaying how sad he feels for the poor dogs suffering in Marjorie’s Kennel and other Puppy Mills:
Hi everyone, Clancy and I are asking a favor of every animal lover out there… just a moment of your time which could change the lives of dozens and dozens of Clancy’s kind. It’s the #FreeTheKees movement to rescue the 40+ remaining Keeshonden from Marjorie’s Kennel, a large and disgusting Puppy Mill, in Harpursville, NY.
The Kees there are trapped in small crowded cages and do not get any socialization, or any kind of care beyond a meal… they are matted with parasites and with their own urine and feces. These poor dogs live in the extreme heat of summer and the extreme cold of winter and only exist to be “breeding machines”. Please take a moment to read about the Keeshond communities efforts to free these dogs and give them a life they deserve by visiting www.KeesRescue.com. There you will also find ways you can help the cause such as the contact information for the Governor of New York and other state officials. At the very least, please sign this petition to convince Governor Cuomo to force this Puppy Mill to shut down by enforcing Charlemagne’s Law, which imposes higher living standards of animals owned by licensed pet dealers. Marjorie Ingraham is in violation of this law. With her attempts to comply by reducing the amount of dogs she had (200+ !!!) and with thoughts of just retiring and getting rid of all of her dogs, many of Marjorie’s Kees were sadly euthanized due to their exceedingly poor condition. Some were sent to auction to continue to live horrible lives in other Puppy Mills. She had agreed to give up the rest of her Keeshonden to Keeshond Rescue. In late 2013, early 2014, a group of dedicated Keeshond rescuers saved and found foster homes for the 60 Kees they were able to pull out of Marjorie’s Kennel, which many have already been adopted. Now she is refusing to let her 40 + remaining Keeshonden go to Keeshond Rescue as she had promised. Here is an inspiring video from the rescue efforts of Marjorie’s Kennel from this past winter.
I have personally met a few of the Kees that were saved earlier this year from Marjorie’s Kennel, including Sapphire, the one that you see in the petition’s picture. It just broke my heart to see how scared and in poor condition they were. However, now they are transforming into the wonderful breed that they are… in their loving new homes, they have their beautiful coat and are happy and learning to trust people. Here is the story of one of those Keeshonden, just a puppy, rescued from Marjorie’s Kennel…
PLEASE sign this petition and even send a letter if you can to #FreeTheKees. Keep updated on the progress and see more before and after pictures on Facebook through the “Free the Kees” Community Page.
Fax, email, or mail a letter to Governer Cuomo:
Governor Cuomo’s Contact Information:
Fax: 518.474.1513 (may be the best method because it’s the most direct)
Mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, State of New York
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Clancy and all Kees everywhere would appreciate your efforts to help their kind. We thank you for anything you do to help put a stop to Puppy Mills. If you are looking for a Keeshond puppy or any kind of dog, please read my article on “Where to Find Your New Best Friend” (at the bottom of the August 2013 blog post in that link).
I do hope you take a moment to read about a movement that is near and dear to Clancy and I’s heart. Clancy would give you a high five and many Keesie kisses!