Sad Tails At Keystone
If you have had an experience with
Keystone Kennel, or you know of
someone that has, please send me
your story, documentation, Email,
and photos for me to add to the site.
I believe that places like Keystone
Kennel should not be allowed to
Animals, and the people that truly
love them should not be made to
|Submitted below are the detailed accounts sent in from people that
purchased puppies from Keystone Kennel.
Dagan’s Sad Story...
On Monday, August 21st, I took a ride to meet with Beverly Dinkins. She is an incredibly compassionate person.
Beverly was a delight to visit with. She has lived in Georgia for most of her life and she is a retired school teacher. I am
sure that all of her students remember her fondly. I can easily say this because after meeting Beverly, I felt honored to
spend a few precious hours with her. Here is what Beverly had to say after buying puppies from Keystone Kennel.
On Tuesday, June 28th 2005, I went to Keystone Kennel with my daughter to purchase two Miniature Dachshunds. The
very next day I took the puppies to her vet to be examined.
Bubba is a Miniature Black/Tan that was diagnosed with Coccidia and Sarcoptic Mange and was flea infested. Bubba
was born April 21st 2005. He is now 1 year 4 months old, so far, he's doing well.
However, he does continue to have skin issues and is very hyper.
The second puppy, named Bahkah, was also examined. He was a Miniature smooth red, born on March 31st 2005.
When examined by the vet, he was diagnosed with genetic defect called Bilateral Entropion [defined as inversion of the
eyelid margin. Most affected dogs have eye irritation; frequently, corneal scratches result.] Most dogs with Bilateral
Entropion require surgical correction. The mode of inheritance is unknown.. Sweet Bahkah was also flea infested.
It was advised that I return the puppy to Keystone Kennel immediately in exchange for another puppy. Reluctantly, on
June 30th 2005, I exchanged Bahkah for Dagan. Dagan was born April 25th 2005. He was a Miniature smooth red.
Early Saturday, July 2nd 2005, I took little Dagan to the vet. He had been vomiting the night before and had diarrhea. He
was diagnosed with Coccidia.
Dagan’s condition worsened and on Sunday July 3rd, he was taken to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital where he
was further diagnosed with Giardia and Parvo! The puppy remained hospitalized for treatments while I tried to contact
Patti McCarty by phone, email and a registered letter regarding Dagan’s condition. Keystone Kennel could not be
reached. Every attempt was made to save Dagan’s life but sadly, on Wednesday, July 6th 2005, he died at 7:55 p.m.
On Thursday, July 7th 2005, Patti McCarty responded to my email simply stating that she was going to call me
immediately. No call ever arrived.
On Monday, July 11th 2005, I sent a letter to Keystone Kennel via Priority Mail demanding full reimbursement of the
purchase fee, plus all vet bills.
On Saturday, August 6th 2005, I filed suit against Keystone Kennel.
|Dagan was born April 25th 2006
Dagan passed away on July 6th 2006
|Here are some other Keystone Kennel stories...
|Click on Roscoe to read his story!
|Click on Bailey to read his story!
|Click on Herbie to read his story!
|Click on Nugget to read her story!
DOWN A DARK AND DAMP DIRTY ROAD
IS A HOUSE WITH A BARN AND A YARD.
THE BARN IS FULL, IT'S BEING USED
TO MAKE MONEY THAT IS CRUEL.
THE BROWN BARN HAS NO BALMY BREEZE
THE BROWN BARN IS HOT AS AN OVEN.
INSIDE MANY LIVES ARE BUSY WORKING;
PUPPIES FOR PROFIT, DOGS IN PAIN.
NO HUGS, NO LOVE, NO SLOPPY KISSES
NO RUNNING, NO LAUGHING OR SHARING.
NO BLANKETS, TOYS OR LITTLE TREATS
THE CAGES ARE FULL OF DOGS IN THE HEAT.
THE CAGES ARE RUSTY, THEY CREAK AND MOAN
FULL OF ANGER AND BREAKING HEARTS.
SMELLING OF FEAR, CAN YOU HEAR THE PAIN?
DOGS AT WORK, MAKING THE MONEY.
THE BARN OWNER IS LAZY, GREEDY AND MEAN
NO CONSCIENCE, NO LOVE, IT DOES SEEM.
IF THE PUPS GET SICK, THEY DON'T CARE
NO MONEY GETS SPENT ON THE DOGS CARE.
THE YARD STAYS EMPTY, NO ROMPING IS DONE
THE BARN IS ANGRY AT WHAT IT HAS DONE.
THE CUTE LITTLE FACES YOU SEE AT PET STORES
WERE MADE BY EVIL HUMAN BEINGS, THAT'S FOR SURE.
Zachary Grant ~ March 2008