ID: 2986
Date Submitted: 6/23/2007
Breed: Maltese
Date Purchased: 3/22/2007
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  The Puppy Palace
Details: ear infection/ ear mites causing much pain, itching, crying..required immediate vet assistance, antibiotic treatment, rechecks, retreatment due to the severity of the infection.


Name: Kathy Byrd
Address: 1333 Bunnlevel Erwin Road
City: Bunnlevel
State: NC
Zip: 28323-8851-33

This breeder appears to be unlicensed by USDA.  There is a possibility that the breeder has recently been licensed and is not yet appearing on public record or the breeder may be exempt from licensing. 

I found the following article that clearly shows this breeder should not be exempt from licensing:

Page 15 shows her breeding operation, along with her phone number on the side of her van.  I highly recommend contacting USDA to have this matter investigated. 

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