Clancy the Keeshond honks his horn to get your attention to keep writing/calling New York State officials to keep the momentum going to rescue the 60+ remaining Keeshonden and other dogs being neglected at Marjorie’s Kennel in Harpursville, NY. Last Tuesday, a group of dedicated Keeshond lovers and several of the Keeshonden that were lucky to be rescued in 2013 from Marjorie’s puppy mill, traveled to Albany, NY. They delivered nearly a quarter million signatures on the petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo to enforce Charlemagne’s Law and to look for answers into why Marjorie’s Kennel is still allowed to be in operation. See a brief report on the local news here and keep updated on events through the Free The Kees Facebook page.
One of the lucky Kees that was rescued from Marjorie’s Kennel in 2013 stands on the mountain of binders that contain 222,000+ signatures and tens of thousands of comments on the Free The Kees petition.
Survivors of Marjorie’s Puppy Mill still dealing with a variety of health problems
Rehabilitated Survivors of Marjorie’s Kennel outside of New York’s Capital Building helping to deliver the petition
Food and Agriculture representative accepting delivery of the 222,000+ signatures on the Free The Kees petition
A lucky one of the 101 that was rescued and rehabilitated asking for help to free his relatives out of Marjorie’s Kennel
See more pictures, read about this important visit, and sign and share the petition here: Free The Kees change.org petition and Albany visit summary
We still need people to keep the pressure on to show New York that we are not going away, so please keep sharing the Free The Kees petition and sign it if you haven’t already.
By overcoming the lackluster laws on puppy mills and at least forcing state officials to pay attention to Marjorie’s Kennel, which is on the list of 100 worst puppy mills in the United States again (page 29), it will be a huge step for all dog lovers to make progress in relinquishing the pain and suffering that all dogs in puppy mills are enduring.
When you have some time to spare, please do one or more of the following to move the effort along (the following is from the Free The Kees Rescue Site) :
Call Assemblyman Bill McGee, of Ag and Markets Committee. He is preventing the animal cruelty laws from being placed in the NY state penal code section so that law enforcement officers will be required to know what those laws are. Please call 315-361-4125 to ask Assemblyman McGee to allow those laws to be placed into the penal section of the NY laws. UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that there’s an alternate number for Assemblyman McGee… 518-455-4807. Law enforcement officers need training in animal cruelty laws, which they are not currently getting.
Fax, email, or mail a letter to Governer Cuomo:
Governor Cuomo’s Contact Information:
Mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, State of New York
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
We feel that fax is the best method because it is the most direct.
A basic sample letter:
To: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
From: [Name and contact info]
Please enforce Charlemagne’s Law and Free the Keeshonds from Marjorie’s Kennel in New York.
[Your full name]
Feel free to include any images from the Free The Kees website.
You may also contact the Attorney General:
Office of the Attorney General
Albany, NY 12224-0341
The body that conducts inspections and determines if the kennel is compliant:
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS
DIVISION OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
10B AIRLINE DRIVE, ALBANY, NY 12235.
On behalf of the 60+ neglected dogs left behind at Marjorie’s Kennel that are continuing being bred for profit, we thank you profusely for any help or attention you bring to the cause. Keep in mind, that Marjorie had close to 200 Keeshonden in her “kennel” originally. She sold many of them, presumably to auction to be part of other puppy mills, put down many of them due to their exceedingly poor condition, and then had promised to turn over the remaining 101 Keeshonden to rescue. She turned over 50 to Keeshond Rescue in late 2013 and decided to keep the last 51 to continue her business of breeding them for profit. Learn about the story here.
A snapshot of some of the urine stained, matted, unsocialized Keeshonden at Marjorie’s Kennel
Here are links to a couple of videos showcasing the mission of what’s been accomplished and what still needs to be accomplished:
Free the Kees rescue of 50 Keeshonden in December 2013 – PLEASE NOTE, DONATIONS SHOULD NOW BE MADE TO
Free the Kees
1801 Willis Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
This fund is a 501(c) Non Profit.
PayPal is: firstname.lastname@example.org
More donation details: http://www.keesrescue.com/#!donate/ctzx
More before and after of rescued Kees from Marjorie’s Kennel:
P.S. Hope you enjoyed Clancy’s trick of the day video (honk the horn) to also bring attention to the Keeshond Symposium coming up this Saturday!
Clancy (on right) holding paws with Christian (on left), a lucky “NY 101” rescue from Marjorie’s Kennel #FreeTheKees