Cases:

ID: 988
Date Submitted: 9/11/2006
Breed: Chihuahua
Date Purchased: 7/7/2005
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  american kennels
Details:  He had kennel cough that developed into pneumonia when I brought him home. He was on antibiotics for the first three months of his life.


Breeder:

Name: Paul and Diane Morreale
DBA: 
Address: 208 Park Rd
City: Lexington
County: 
State: SC
Zip: 29072

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.

I recommend filing a complaint with USDA to have this matter investigated.  You can do so by following the instructions on this page:  http://www.petshoppuppies.com/fac.htm

I have found ads on the internet for this breeder advertising Dachshunds and Chihuahuas-it is likely that the breeder has more than 3 females and therefore is violating the federal animal welfare act by selling to pet stores without a license.