txcollies ~ sorry if you were offened in anyway about our posts!!! No, someone should not be told how many dogs they can own ... but, we were pointing out the inhumane way that certain person was treating her 800 + dogs ....
if someone can not afford quality care for their pets ... then they SHOULD be told how many .... someone who is cruel to their animals should not own the animals
Oh no, I wasn't offended. I just think that people should be careful in this area. Because I'm afraid it won't stop at just trying to regulate puppy mills, and the good people will be punished along with the bad, and as bad PM/BYB are, I'd still rather everyone have the freedom to do as they wish then to see dog ownership/breeding regulated by higher powers.
"Quality care" differs from person to person.
I've had people get mad at me and say I don't give 'quality care' or that I'm 'cruel' because I choose not to have indoor dogs, or I would choose not to spend thousands treating a dog with say, cancer. I've been called names for offenses like that. ;-)
But every dog deserves training, love, decent food, proper medical care, kept clean and maintained and groomed properly, good shelter, clean water and a secure area. They should be managed properly, just like any animal.
But you can't regulate morals, and character in people. This women surely has a screw loose somewhere.