I Heart Puppies Does Not Heart Animal Activist

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The owner of a Corona del Mar pet store has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles activist who has accused the merchant of acquiring dogs from puppy mills.

I Heart Puppies shop owner Brooke Ann Bradford filed the request Friday in Orange County Superior Court to stop alleged harassment by Carole Davis, the West Coast director for the Companion Animal Protection Society.

Amy Senk has the scoop for Corona del Mar Today.

Davis has visited I Heart Puppies and alleged that at least one dog there came from a Midwestern puppy mill. Through her lawyer, she denied harassing anyone, saying she is merely exercising her free speech rights.

Besides previously sending a letter demanding that the store stop selling dogs from breeders and convert into an adoption shelter, Davis organized an upcoming protest of the shop at 2801 East Coast Highway.

"We have irrefutable evidence of the inhumane pet factories that supply her store," Davis reportedly told Senk. "It will not work. I will not be intimidated and will continue to tell the ugly truth about I Heart Puppies."

I Heart Puppies has been criticized by animal activists since about the time it opened on July 1
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Piss on Peta
Piss on Peta

This is a Wonderful Clean Enviroment, Not overcrowed and those pups are never in cages but always out and playing.  I grew up working in Pet stores and know puppy mills when I see them!!  This place is owned by nothing but the Best, with loving employees who give so much affection & attention to each and every single one of those Little Lovers<3  It's sad people have nothing better to do.  If they really had any evidence they would DO something and Not stand in front of a store with cheap photoshoped signs taking pictures of the store?  Spend some time with your children and take pictures of Them growing up, you guys are missing out on Life.

Justice for all (humans)
Justice for all (humans)

Why is it okay to accuse people and expect them to prove their innocence?  All I see here are a lot of unsupported 'groupie' racketeering trying to shut down a business because it sells puppies using circular logic.  (i.e. she sells puppies so they must come from mills, so she must be an abuser and we must shut her down, unless she gives in to our demands to sell our (rescue) puppies only which would make her suddenly a saint instead of the evil person we are painting her to be now.)  So where are the initial 'facts'?  Stop asking people to prove their innocence.  Our justice system is supposed to be about innocent till proven guilty, not guilty till proven innocent.

And yes, even 'civil' discussion is inappropriate if you are taking up a business person's time in their place of business and disrupting their business with your demands when they have real business to perform and real customers to attend to.

Ida Mccarthy
Ida Mccarthy

This place should be called "I heart cruelty and abuse".   Instead of picking on people telling the truth where her puppies come from, why doesn't she just prove she isn't using puppy mills.  Oh, wait they can't because they do use puppy mills.   They are digging their own graves.  Keep up the great work Carole!

Helen Wheels
Helen Wheels

Way to go, Carole! Never give up. It's obvious Bradford is selling puppy mill puppies because no reputable breeders supply pups to these places. The owner has stupidly brought more publicity upon herself and in the end she will lose, just like the owners of Pets of Bel Air.

Great work!

Chef Tanya Petrovna
Chef Tanya Petrovna

I wish she would reconsider and stop selling puppies. May she resume selling them when the local shelters clear out. Riverside Ca "shelter" just did a mass euthanasia of about 600 great pets to take it down to a manageable 300, OC shelter kills to manage.  I think this business is archaic as breeding supports not adopting and a new business model is in order. Put some pencil and mind time into making the same money, love puppies and help stop the killing.

Patty Shenker
Patty Shenker

All pet stores sell puppy mill puppies- unless they have already gone humane! The owner of this store is lying about her business and causing much suffering for these poor puppies and the people who are duped into buying these often sick puppies. Ms. Davis is exercising her rights and I applaud her for exposing this bitch! The restraining order should be going to the store owner for lying, misrepresentation, and selling sick animals!  

Doggysweater
Doggysweater

Selling dogs bred for pet stores is just stupid. The owners of the store would have made more money by apologizing for their mis understanding about usda puppy mills and USED THE CONVERSION AS A MEDIA OPPORTUNITY! DUH.

smplystatd
smplystatd

Thank you CAPS and Ms. Davis for exposing these creeps. As if it's simply not disgusting enough to start a business and look to make an income by having puppies bred and sold while thousands of animals die each day simply for having no homes, these immoral lowlifes acquire puppies from the heinous puppy mill factories that exact savage cruelty of animals...so the soulless like Ms. Bradford can sell puppies for thousands of dollars. I'd label this entire issue as both a crime of law and a crime of sin. The community won't stand for animal cruelty.

Bjorn Joffee
Bjorn Joffee

Why? Why? Why? In America we are killing over 5,000,000 loving innocent pets EVERY year? Ms. Davis is spending her time and money trying to stop the carnage. In contrast, Ms. Brooke Ann Bradford is contributing to and profiting from the pet genocide. Like everyone that tries to make money off of animals, Ms. Brooke loves puppies ONLY when they make her $! How sad the USA wants to murder animals by the millions and try to jail the compassionate people that want the killing to stop. :(

Eric Longabardi
Eric Longabardi

Matt, did someone say scoop?

Did you mean the one 5 days before as reported in the Newport Beach Independent on July 22nd? http://newportindy.com/2011/07... Journalists should at least know what a "scoop" is.  Otherwise it seems more like journalistic "dog poop" to me :)   There are laws about not picking up after your dog, what about for journalists?Maybe me and you can start our own non profit advocacy org and call itThe Journalistic Scoop Protection AgencyFor more original reporting on this story read the NB Indy this week.

-Eric

Kelly Sawyer
Kelly Sawyer

Really?... A peacefrul protester excercising her civil rights...Guess what Ms. Bradford, You are in the PET TRADE  business.. It is a CRUEL BUSINESS...That is obviously your nature as you seek to persecute a woman who is an advocate for life and well being of the very "product" you CLAIM to hold in such high regard..I would think you two would be best friends if you had even the slightest regard for the puppies you sell!..Seems Ironic., malicious, and grounds for defamation of character.  Ms. Davis is excercising her civil rights...she is doing it voicing her freedom of speech in peaceful protest against abuse! She demands change and demands ethical treatment for the Voiceless animals in the same way Dr Martin Luther King accomplished equal rights... I know Ms. Davis.. your fear of being publicly humiliated when presented with evidence that you are a  retailer of PUPPYMILL dogs, is not a direct or even indirect result of Ms.Davis's commitment to pursuing the ethical treatment of animals..It is a result of your weak character and lack of conscience.. Cry wolf to someone niave enough to pat you on the head....Humaneness is demanded from the citizens of Newport Beach, it is not negotiable or for sale..Neither are the civil rights of Ms.Davis and her peaceful protestors..If you are intimidated because your greed bit off more than you can chew retailing puppies from torturous mass breeders., then get out of the Business..I am sure the ethical bussinesses in Corona Del Mar will be grateful you are no longer disgracing their dignified business district as a Member of their Chamber of Commerce...You are narcissistic and the world including its animals Owe You Nothing..We have a right to exercise peaceful protest, however, you do not have the right to lie to your fellow businessess,or defraud loyal patrons,citizens,and visitors of CDM that supply our city with retail tax revenue to maintain our Ethical and Humane city!! Deal with it Ms.Bradford! .. or get out... I dont know of a single business, life, or tax payer that will not benefit from your abscence!!

John Doppler Schiff
John Doppler Schiff

Invariably, when an animal abuser or a supporter of animal abuse is confronted, they cry that they're being harassed.  When the state seizes a puppy mill's sickly dogs and calls in local or national animal welfare groups, the puppy miller cries that the evidence was falsified and files a meritless lawsuit. 

Same old story.  The abusers always blame the whistleblowers for their troubles, but in the end, they have only their own inhumane and criminal behavior to blame.

Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson

There's a special place in hell reserved for the owners of "I Heart Puppies" and all pet store owners who refuse to go humane. No doubt about that, the truth WILL prevail. 

 Marti
Marti

Of course they're selling mill puppies.  Where does anyone thinks pet store puppies come from?  Some idyllic farm where the parent dogs romp through daisies and get toys and treats?  The dogs are kept in cages all their lives in horrid conditions.  Come on!  We know the mills exists -- who does anyone think puppy mills are selling to?  They're selling to stores like "I Heart Puppies" (no you don't) and Petland.

linda wu
linda wu

Main

If I Heart Puppies are innocence. Why don't they just provide the facts That the Puppies are NOT from Puppy Mills?

Mary Carlisle
Mary Carlisle

and what a weak attempt to try to shut Carole and the rest of us up. You should know when ones mission is to help abused animals we don't stop!

Mary Carlisle
Mary Carlisle

Typical manipulative liar who cares nothing about animals but making money off them regardless of their suffering. Brooke you manipulative liar! You should be ashamed of yourself ,you know dam well a civil nice dialoge went down that day and since you're such a insincere person with a weak characterand weak mind you had to ober react and make up a lie . You were assaulted? Please! Lady you have some serious issues......just a typical prentous Orange county skank! You know the truth and you'll have to deal with your lying and blowing things out of preportion someday! BTW You're store will be shut down!

Outnabout
Outnabout

At what point does speaking the truth in a professional manner become "harassment"? At what point does exercising one's right to free speech and peaceful assembly become legally actionable? City council members and citizens please read the article published about opening of I HEART Puppies. By their own admission/statement these women chose Corona del Mar to open their for profit front for misery and suffering because the laws in a neighboring township "were to difficult to negotiate". This does not speak well of those in the local government responsible for the passage (or lack of) those laws. I hope the citizens of Corona del Mar and their elected representatives recognize this case is being closely watched by animal welfare activists nationwide.These women are making a profit off the suffering of the breeder dogs kept in the puppy mills. NO REPUTABLE BREEDER WILL EVER SALE TO PUPPY BOUTIQUE. We may not be able to vote in your elections but we can and will support CAPS and others who work to stop the suffering through where we do and do not spend our dollars.

Carole Sax
Carole Sax

The truth hurts, the consumer needs to know.

Ally Edgerton
Ally Edgerton

Of course she filed a restraining order!  She wants to continue selling puppies that came from dogs that are kept in filthy and inhumane conditions, that never receive any love and are just bred over and over again.  She wants to continue to sell puppies despite the fact that down the street, at Orange County Animal Services the shelter is over capacity and they are having to euthanize darling adoptable animals and puppies.  She doesn't care - she is a business owner and she wants to make a profit at any cost.  Thank God for people like Carole Davis and CAPS that stop people like the sociopathic owners of places like I Heart Puppies.  

Kylie Mackenzie
Kylie Mackenzie

What innocent business files restraining orders rather than just providing info proving their innocence?  This store needs to go. I applaud Ms Davis for bringing this disgusting store to everyone's attention.  Puppy Mill-Fed Pet Stores are despicable!  Supporting horrific animal abuse & cruelty while selling unhealthy puppies to the public is absolutely unacceptable!  'I heart puppies' needs to go! (for those not familiar with 'puppy mills', check out this link http://www.prisonersofgreed.or... )

Takeshi Kuroki
Takeshi Kuroki

Frankly the people who are so angry about this situation and are applauding this obnoxious animal rights activist have been brainwashed by PETA and other animal rights groups and have no concept of critical thinking, so you're wasting your time.

I bet they don't realize that at least two leaders of PETA (including the president herself) are diabetic and rely on insulin obtained from animals, the very thing they protest so loudly about.

I bet they don't realize how PETA and other groups like them murder thousands of adoptable animals a year because they somehow think they're 'freeing' them from a potentially cruel life.

I bet they don't realize that PETA okayed a STEAKHOUSE because Pamela Anderson (yes, their loudest spokesperson) was behind its opening.

I bet they don't realize how PETA hired a guy to do undercover recording of how snakes and other reptiles were abused and neglected and instead of paying out of pocket to purchase food for these animals like a TRUE animal lover would, he sat on his ass and filmed them starve to death just so PETA could villainize the company.

I could go on and on about their hypocrisy, but it would fall on deaf ears, because most of the people here have been manipulated too much by animal rights activist lies to take in anything else.

And by the way, my pets are adopted, neutered, and spayed. Unlike most animal rights activists, and it wouldn't surprise me many commenters here, who know how to do nothing but bitch and ruin things for people, I have actually had hands-on experience helping at shelters and rescues. I've spent many hours assisting in getting animals adopted. Not bragging, just taking a step to rebut the many people who are going to throw all the 'puppy mills are bad' 'adopt now' lectures at me that animal rights activists have crammed down their throats.

hobson
hobson

Do you know the truth yourself  or are you listening to Carole Davis' lies? Know the facts for yourself, then decide. The restraining order was filed to protect aginst Carole Dvis & her  lies. I mean, what if this business really does buy from a legit breeder? Too quick to assume. I think it is hilarious that you are so moronic to believe crap without finding facts yourself.

Piss on Peta
Piss on Peta

You must be one of the Fat Ugly Old Hags holding signs up showing off your 67 year old flab.  That place is clean as Hell and you can tell because the entire store is WHITE, not One speck of Dust or Dirt!!  I have been in there countless times, and bought several puppers and you can tell every single one has so much love and affection then you horrible bitches.  I Always see the employees constantly playing not to mention the unconditional love they get from every person that walks in that store.  I have tried to adopt animals from shelters for so long but their overrun with nasty Chihuahuas and pitbulls.  You know how many pitbulls attack people daily?  Protest the fact the shelters are giving those beasts a chance to harm our children.  Protest the Mexicans that breed the Shit out of those Chihuahuas and pitbulls Those are the Real puppy mills!!

Piss on Peta
Piss on Peta

I am a customer and if you even tried to walk near the store you are bombarded with a bunch of Retarded Un-employed recovering drug addicted Meth Face low lives with nothing better to do with their weekends but to Harass people who give these animals a Loving Home.  We all agree with the Puppy Mill thing but going there to poison them is just wrong -Per your Activists.  Put up protest on that crap!  The puppies there are the greatest and healthiest puppers I've ever seen.  Wish you guys would just stop, you're making yourselves look bad.  Clearly Falsified photos.  Those people screaming they had 'evidence' and we did ask to prove it but not one person had anything to show besides some really corny generic 3rd grade poster projects.  If you guys really had any evidence then they would DO something about it instead of standing out front with a magazine cutout in Newport Beach, give me a break, and you expect people to take you seriously?  Good Luck to you guys!

Fred Tankersley
Fred Tankersley

Why shouldn't she request a restraining order? They are on private property, interrupting the business of a person engaged in business?  Or did you brain surgeons forget that is against the law? What she should do is press charges for harrassment and terrorism.

Douche_McGee
Douche_McGee

I'm also an owner of neutered/pound adopted animals - I wouldn't have it any other way and think PETA are a bunch of morons that would kill every human on the entire planet to save a dog, even though these facts show otherwise:.

http://imagepush.to/i/39347/in...

Piss on Peta
Piss on Peta

That link has Zero to do with iheartpuppies dumb you piece of disgusting shiat

Douche_McGee
Douche_McGee

Yeah, sorry, the sidewalk in front of the store is not private property. Here's a Google Maps shot of the front of the store - she's located at 2801 D - as in "Dumbasses will now be referred to as Fred Tankersly".

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=...

And file charges of harassment, and the laughable terrorism because of a protest? Did you forget about freedom of speech? Yeah, I think you did. but don't let things like facts get in the way of you're argument.

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