Kymberley H

Kimberley High:

“I reported this awful ‘breeder’ five years ago. I sadly (young and stupid) was not aware that such vile places existed.

I bought my seemingly beautiful and healthy dog from Little Rascals. A week later she was taken very poorly. She had a severe gastro infection where parasites were eating her intestines. Over £1000 and many vets trips later, she made a recovery but was still never right.

I kept Little Rascals informed the whole time, they refused to help with the bills despite it being confirmed by the vet this was an infection obviously from being kept in dirty and cramped conditions. The chances are that the rest of the pups would have been just as poorly.

I was told by Little Rascals to return with my pup for their own vet to examine her before they agreed to anything. I arrived unannounced several days later and went straight to the staff section rather than through the customer shop. What greeted me was around 50 tiny pups chucked into a big bucket (my son had exactly the same one for his Lego!), waiting for jabs apparently. I was disgusted and the staff looked mortified I had witnessed this and tried to make their excuses.

They wouldn’t cover the bills but offered to take Belle back and give me a new dog – three guesses what would have happened to her! So I informed them I would rather be bankrupt through vets bills than willingly put a dog in their care. It was just a shame I couldn’t save all the other poor dogs left in their hands.

Three years after that a friend of mine went home from Little Rascals with two puppies for her daughters, complaining of the same symptoms my dog had. I immediately told her my story and told her to get straight to the vet. Turns out years later her dogs had the SAME infection.

I made a stupid mistake giving these people my money, but I was oblivious such places existed… they need to be closed down! They clearly don’t care about the animals and just want our money.”