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Scratch's Scrapbook, page 9:  Farewell, Scratch

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Scratch and her blankies

     "Monday morning, February 26th, 2007, after 4 years of seizures, our Scratch had a series of seizures that would not stop. I rushed to the emergency vet, and she continued seizing. The vet was able to slow the seizure but it was obvious that brain damage had occurred. I had to let her go.
     "On my way home from the ER, I prayed that in some way, some day, Gerald Schulz would pay for what he is doing to these animals. . ..I believe [he] is breeding White Shakers Disease into the Westies. His practices are not only immediately cruel to the dogs that are at his mill, but they result in a lifetime of misery for the dogs and the owners who love them."

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     FINAL UPDATE: Mr. Schulz is out of the "dog business" forever. He died on June 28, 2022.

     15 May 2014 UPDATE: In 2011, Pretty Penny Kennels applied for and was granted a "temporary license" under WI Act 90. However, Mr. Schulz declined to upgrade his facilities to comply with the new regulations, so was denied a permanent license.

     Under the law, Mr. Schulz may still sell fewer than 25 dogs a year, from three litters. If you have reason to suspect that he is selling more dogs, or are concerned about the conditions in which his remaining dogs are being kept, please see our Filing a Complaint page for details on how to contact DATCP with your concerns!


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