Dog Rescue Calling Local Woman A "Back Yard Breeder"
SHELBY, NC- A local dog rescue is calling a Shelby woman a "Back Yard Breeder".
Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love claims dogs at Southern Belle Danes are unhealthy, dirty and over-bred, but the owner Lori Vincent says she has nothing to hide at her Shelby kennel.
Vincent she's being harassed and falsely accused.
"I work really hard to make sure it's clean, that the dogs are well socialized, that they're well taken care of," said Vincent.
"She came here with the idea of seeing what kind of dirt she could get and she apparently got it or what she thinks she got," said Vincent.
Vincent says all 36 dogs have up-to-date vet records. But ellison says southern belle customers have complained the dogs are unhealthy-- racking up thousands in vet bills.
Animal Care and Control examined the property on Thursday. No citations for handling or care of the animals or for the condition of the kennel were issued.
But Ellison says it will continue fighting for the dogs they call over-bred.
"Maybe she'll make the conditions out there better. Maybe she'll cut her numbers down to a responsible amount. Maybe she'll start health testing," said Ellison.