Would you buy any puppy or dog if you knew it came from inhumane, crowded, unsanitary conditions where they or their parents lived in misery with no love or affection? This article is a warning for Lake Area residents to be cautious before buying Maltese mix dogs from a local breeder who refuses to let you come to their home. You might be surprised to know there are many many back yard breeders in Louisiana, especially in Southwest LA. There is a breeder/hoarder just a few miles north of Lake Charles that is keeping dogs in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. Recently, local rescuers found out about this possible "back yard breeder" in Beauregard Parish because it was brought to the attention of Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office (BPSO). The breeder has Maltese, Maltipoo, and Maltese/Yorkie mixes that are kept in inhumane conditions including: severe matting of dogs' coats leading to painful pulling on the skin and the matted clumps are full of feces, urine, and parasites; lack of air ventilation and no air conditioning for dogs crowded into several mobile homes. Local rescuers believe the breeder has become a hoarder because she has been unable to sell the dogs and now has too many to care for appropriately and has allowed inbreeding, which can lead to serious health problems that cost the buyers large sums of money.
For more information on this breeder/hoarder in Beauregard Parish, continue to check back with "Lake Charles Dog Rescue Examiner" for ongoing reports about how the Sheriff's office and other agencies are handling this situation. Two of the photos in this article are of dogs surrendered to rescue groups by the breeder in Beauregard Parish. Be the voice for suffering animals. You can call the Sheriff in Beauregard Parish at 337-463-3281 and demand that he enforce LA anti-cruelty laws immediately to save the rest of the dogs at this breeder.
Do not buy dogs from breeders like this because you will likely regret it. Your safest way to add a purebred dog to your family is search for one on Petfinder.com where many purebred dogs are for adoption. Here are 3 ways to know when a breeder is not responsible: