Cases:

ID: 2377
Date Submitted: 3/24/2007
Breed: Siberian Husky
Date Purchased: 10/30/2000
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Family Pet Centers
Details: I had my beloved husky Shadow for 6 1/2 years. He passed away on 3/21/07. He was like one of my kids. He was acting perfectly normal the day before and up to his mischievous ways. No vomiting, foaming at mouth, nothing.My oldest son went to let him out of his crate to let him outside and he passed away in his sleep which was the best way to go , but I have had a hard time accepting WHY - the vet told me he could have had a heart attack which was likely since he was so active the day before. I actually wanted to contact the breeder to see if there were heart problems anywhere in his family history. He was the BEST HUSKY any one could ask for- very gentle and loyal and loving. I cry everyday for him along with my 4 children. It has ripped us apart. Is it possible to contact the owner ?

Unfortunately, this breeder was unlicensed by USDA and I have no information in my databases.  I also had nothing on the pet store, that may be out of business or moved since your purchased your dog.  I'm sorry I couldn't help.


Breeder:

Name: Ray Burkhart
DBA: 
Address: 
City: Knoxville
County: 
State: IA
Zip: 

Miscellaneous:
This breeder is unlicensed by the USDA.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that all
breeders with more than 3 female dogs, who are selling puppies through
wholesale channels (such at pet stores), must be licensed and inspected by
the USDA.

Normally, I recommend waiting to file a complaint with USDA against an
unlicensed breeder until it becomes evident that they are operating in
violation of the law.  I will continue to monitor this breeder for further
activity, and file a complaint, should I feel there is evidence of illegal
activity.  If you would like to file a complaint now, to have this matter
investigated by USDA, you can do so by following the instructions on this
page:  http://www.petshoppuppies.com/fac.htm