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Laura Cramman

Laura is gathering 10 signatures to

Shut Down Ivy Leaf Kennels In County Durham

Hello my name is laura cramman I'm writing this on behalf of my mam and her beautiful Labrador puppy poppy.. My mam bought a puppy from a kennel called ivy leaf kennels from a man named Kevin Knox, on Saturday night poppy would not settle, she became restless and cried most of the night, on the sunday she was lethargic and tired we had put it down to her being tired from the night before on Monday she woke and had really bad diarrhoea with blood in it, so we rang the kennels to inform Kevin that poppy was poorly and he should get the others checked he then said all of the litter of Labrador pups became poorly on Saturday, (even tho he never informed my mam on this) and he also said to bring her back for a refund, my mam got suspicious of this incase he disposed of her and didn't help her we took poppy straight to the vets they kept her in over night and put her on fluids and antibiotics, after a two day fight she sadly passed away Wednesday 28th of May at 6am.. From what has now been confirmed by a postmortem parvovirus, we then rang Kevin back to inform him that poppy had passed away and he said if we had brought her back when he said she wouldn't have died, and that the rest of he litter where all fine or fighting back.. He seemed very cold and callous when we rang.. This morning my mam also received Poppy's pedigree papers in the post which showed she was born on the 4th April 2014, and she was Infact only 7 weeks old when we picked her up, not 8weeks, understandably my mam is distraught over the loss of her companion, I want to do as much as i possibly can to get some coverage on this and this awful man and his puppy farm. I also now know this is not the first incident that has happened either, and he has also got 3 other litter of puppies he is continuing to sell from the kennel even tho there is a parvo outbreak there. I would appreciate any help to try and get coverage or if there is any advice that you could give, I totally understand that I should of went more into detail with this kennel and seen what he was about but after being on his website and seeing the testimonials I honestly thought he was a decent breeder and only had the best interests of the pups at heart and when we went to view the pups my mam instantly fell in love with her, the only thing that come out of this is that poppy had a few happy days with a loving family that adored her, rather than being stuck in a pen and left to die We have also come to find out that he has relisted the other puppies back on his website IF ANY ONE SEES THIS THAT HAS HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS KENNELS OR THIS 'MAN' CAN YOU EITHER EMAIL ME ON lauramariacramm@outlook.com OR VIA FACEBOOK! Rest in peace poppy hopefully we can get you justice

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Samantha Doran

Samantha is gathering 4,000 signatures to

Shut Down Ivy Leaf Kennels In County Durham

Ivy Leaf kennels (AKA Puppy farm) Kobis story: After wanting my own puppy for a very long time the decision was finally made that my father would buy me a puppy for my 16th birthday. Looking through the Ad Trader we spotted a big advert for Ivy Leaf kennels. Choosing a lovely chunky white toy poodle we rang Kevin Knox (Current owner of Ivy Leaf). He said he would drop the puppy off for an extra fee of £50 as my dad being disabled and unwell we could not make it there. An hour later Kevin knox arrived in a white van. Opening the back doors he pulled a puppy out from a cold dark and extremely cold area of a cage and threw the puppy in to my arms. He came in for ten minutes, asked for the cash and said he had a football match to go see. Kobi was advertised as a toy poodle 10 weeks old and had been told he had his first vet checks and vaccinations. We couldn't have been more wrong. Looking healthy and full of beans and a little bit scraggy and on the thin side I decided to have an early night. Went to the bed with the puppy in tow. Later that night I awoke to the puppy covered in diorrhea and blood. He was vomiting and lifeless. Pumping fluids all through the night we rushed him to the vets by the morning and they admitted him straight away and we were told his chances were slim. Visiting him in hospital that night we were told the puppy farm is well known to the vets. Kobi was riddled with fleas and worms, had skin conditions and gastrentritus. We were also told he was only 5 weeks old!! Way to young to leave his mum and he was not a toy poodle he was a Heinz 57 with fake papers. He had a very high level of distemper in his blood. A big vets bill later and a long stay in hospital he finally returned home and only 4 weeks later was rushed back to the vets with phnemonia. He was extremely sick and by now this had taken such a huge toll financially and emotionally with long nights staying awake to keep him elevated on my chest for his phnemonia. Finally just as kobi seemed to recover back to 100% health and return to the puppy id hoped for his back legs gave way one day beneath him and he seemed in a lot of pain. Yet AGAIN another vets trip where we were told he needed surgery as soon as possible for Patella knee (due to inbreeding of puppies). He was taken in and given the major leg operation and only a week later rushed back in with more complications. By now petplan cancelled our insurance as he had exceeded the maximum vet bills allowed!! Kobi is now a year and a half old and still struggling. He will never be a normal puppy due to his legs. Too much exercise can trigger another attack and we are saving daily to give him the leg operation he needs on the other knee. He has scarring on his lungs due to his phnemonia so too much running around triggers a nasty coughing/breathing fit. He is the most loveable and characteristic dog you will meet. We updated kevin Knox of the health problems as soon as we discovered them and were told it was our problem now the puppy had left his care. There was many stories similar to this with devastating results and we've been through hell and back to try and get justice for kobi and all of the other puppies sold from Ivy Leaf. Signing the petition will be a huge help. Thanks in advance.

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Stef Spode

Stef is gathering 100 signatures to

Shut Down Ivy Leaf Kennels In County Durham

Hi Everyone, Could you please sign this petition for me to demand Durham Council take immediate action to close down Ivy Leaf Kennels and carry out an investigation into the sale of sick puppies. The owner, Kevin Knox is notorious in the industry and despite twice being investigated by BBC Inside Out, Durham Council continue to license his kennels and allow him to turn over more and more sick and dying dogs. He is closely linked to other unscrupulous puppy dealers including one man allegedly selling very aggressive dogs to unsuspecting families - the consequences of this could be tragic! Thanks for your help Stef x

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Laura Meredith

Laura is gathering 100 signatures to

Shut Down Ivy Leaf Kennels In County Durham

We bought our puppy Willow from Ivy Leaf 2 years ago and she was really ill. After contacting Knox he basically takes the view that it isn't his problem. He buys puppies in from puppy farms where they are taken away from their mum far too early. Not only does he sell these puppies on too soon, they are bought with underlying health problems. Anyone who knows Willow will see how nervous she is with loud noises, new people and can't handle it if you even leave the room without her - all because of the poor start in life she had at Ivy Leaf. So many people have contacted me who have similar stories, and some of these have even had their puppy die within days of bringing them home. This place needs to be shut down!

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