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Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

After everything they've done to these poor puppies and the families that adopted them, they got a slap on the wrist. I adopted one of the puppies, who had fleas, roundworms, giardia, coccidia, and an upper respiratory infection. (My other dogs caught the parasites.) My puppy was treated for months. Blood work done a week ago indicates that he's still unwell. Dan and Raven tampered with official veterinary records, typed up fake documents, lied about my puppy being examined (and being given a clean bill of health) by a licensed vet, and gave me the the wrong puppy. I signed a contract on 10/22/16 (the day the microchip was implanted), which had my puppy's microchip number and put down a $200 deposit, which had the name the "rescue" gave to my puppy. He was also listed as "litter c, blue collar". My puppy was scanned and has a different microchip number. According to VIP Petcare, which runs the vaccination clinics at Pet Supplies Plus, where the microchip was implanted, I have "litter c, black collar." I have emails from VIP Petcare confirming a full examination was not done/clean bill of health was not given. In fact, full examinations at Pet Supplies Plus stores are only offered in Northern/Southern California. Raven and Dan insisted I was incorrect, even when my vet called VIP Petcare, after me. (I have FB messages where they continue to lie that my dog was examined and healthy, until I sent the emails.) Dan and Raven would not let me pick up my puppy until 10/29/ that week, they gave my puppy to someone else. On 10/25/16, Raven posted that "all puppies had been adopted, were in their new homes, vet checked, with a clean bill of health."--something along those lines. Dan and Raven already had several new litters of puppies, but my puppy was still there. The puppies never had access to water. They were being fed Pro Pac Adult dog food. I asked Dan how much food my puppy was fed daily..he didn't know. On 10/29/16, a beagle puppy was stuck in between the wall and the box the puppies were being kept in. A potential adopter heard a cry and found the puppy..she pulled it out. Dan didn't even check to see if the puppy was injured. Dan originally gave me paperwork for the wrong puppy. (A tan puppy..a completely different breed.) Dan said, "He was dewormed, so expect diarrhea." (Which puppies can have diarrhea due to deworming, change in environment, and switching food.) My sister is a vet tech and we were speaking to our vet. We went to get the puppy's correct papers on 11/6/16. (We already knew what was going on and that it was not a legitimate rescue. We had called Dan several times on 10/30 and left voice mails. His phone was then disconnected. I had to send a FB message. I asked if any puppies were sick. They told me that all puppies were "healthy, happy, and rambunctious.") Dan dewormed my puppy and gave us the microchip documentation. He was supposed to give us ALL of the paperwork, but he said he couldn't find it. On top on the microchip documentation, vaccine labels were added next to "official proof of vaccination", which was signed by a licensed vet. VIP Petcare said that my puppy did NOT receive vaccinations at Pet Supplies Plus, only a microchip--that's what the "official proof of vaccination" refers to. VIP Petcare said someone added the labels to the microchip documentation. I kept questioning Raven and Dan, regarding the vaccines. They then said he was vaccinated on 10/29/16...why would they add labels to official veterinary documents signed by a vet, making it appear as if the vet gave the vaccines? I was given an "intake form" (which again, has the name the rescue gave my puppy and the microchip number), that states my puppy was given a series of vaccines, including Rabies, that are not age appropriate--or weren't at the time. I sent a FB message asking for the Rabies certificate and Id tag. I told Dan that Rabies vaccines have to be administered by a licensed vet--and that the vet gives a certificate and ID tag. At that time, Dan said that it was a "general form" and those vaccines were not given. Raven and Dan told me that they would pay for my puppy's vet bills in a FB message. (Our vet said if the dewormer didn't work, to bring the puppy and our older dogs in. Our other dogs were also sick by this time.) At first, Dan said that our older dogs got the puppy sick. He claimed that I never informed him that my puppy had diarrhea. Dan said, "you wouldn't be complaining about vet bills if you would have communicated with us." Raven told me she had fecal tests. I said, "How would I not be complaining about vet bills? Even if you did a fecal test, I would still have to take my puppy to the vet to have the test confirmed and have him treated. You're not able to diagnose and treat a dog. You're not a veterinarian. I would be spending the same amount of money." I was in contact with them the entire time. (Even when they didn't respond. Now I'm blocked.) Dan said he would only pay one bill--the $41 bill..I did not accept. Including the treatment of all dogs, I've spent about $2000. The puppy is going to the vet tomorrow for more tests. This has been going on for years. People have been trying to stop them..this won't stop them. Within the past week, Dan was selling dogs online. Dan has another rescue set up on FB under a different name. He has several aliases online. Raven is now selling dog toys out of her house. I was contacting the APL in November 2016. I called several times and sent a message through FB. I believe I contacted them through their website too. I didn't get a phone call until I left a review on their FB page, which was January 9th, 2017. I missed the call and it took 10 days to get a return phone call. I couldn't pick up, because adopters were trying to getting a story aired. I did not speak to anyone from the APL until January 31, 2017. The phone call was 7 minutes long. 2 minutes of the phone call, I was trying to find the date my puppy was diagnosed with coccidia. I have so much paperwork and records, I couldn't find it quickly. I was supposed to be giving my statement to the APL..I didn't get to do that. The officer told me that he had to go on calls and to email him the confirmation that my puppy was positive for coccidia. (The officer didn't even give me his correct email address. I had him repeat it twice. I had to contact the APL to get his email address.) I feel Dan and Raven could have been stopped sooner. The conditions went from bad to worse. Puppies ranged from having minor -serious illnesses to parvo and distemper and dying. I'm sure there are more sick dogs than we're aware of. How many puppies died before being adopted? We'll never know. Dan and Raven took advantage of animal lovers. As for me, I had to put 2 of my elderly dogs that were sick to sleep within 3 weeks of each was a horrible time. My dogs were depressed and I was looking to adopt a dog that needed a home. Raven told me that my puppy was from an "accidental litter in the area". Turns out, they got him from Northern Kentucky. Both Raven and Dan listened to my story, about losing my two dogs, that I had autoimmune diseases, and back surgeries. They knowingly handed me a dog with zoonotic diseases. My immune system is weaker than the average persons, which makes it easier for me to catch diseases..and would make me very sick. Dan and Raven didn't care, as long as they got their money. Dan and Raven don't care about's an easy way for them to make money, instead of getting a real job. They should be in jail. This "sentence" won't teach them anything.

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Posted by doglover on 02/19/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Here's Jason Whitlock Comparing LeBron James to Donald Trump

yup, just do like the Donald did, borrow, a million from your daddy, and oh yea, I forgot, Lebron's daddy was where? and then don't pay taxes for 18 years, year that's hard work. Ridiculous, this guy has lost his mind and if your case is your that your height of 6'8" that makes you what you are, then where's all the other super star 6'8' people. And if you have an opinion, that's great! Don't kill me for mine.

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Posted by seriouslynow on 02/19/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Berea Couple Facing Charges After Their 7-Year-Old Son Overdosed on Heroin

It is beyond disgusting.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/19/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

I am one of the people who ended up with one of their dogs. But it was not through them directly. She was a little german shepherd pup. A sweetheart. She seemed to be fine for the first 7 days. Then she puked up her food. On a Friday night. But yet still seemed fine. Just seemed like she may have eaten too fast. Well we went to bed and woke up on Saturday and she just seemed different, then all of a sudden there was more throwing up which then turned to horrible diareah, within a couple hours she went from happy go lucky little girl to deathly ill. We took her in and within hours she was gone. It was horrible. While waiting for lab results to come back we were role to go home and bleach anything and everything she may have had contact with just in case. Well it was parvo. And we also have other dogs in the house. So even til right now we still freak out a little bit. She ended up fitting right in and becoming a perfect part of the pack and family. Our kids were crushed and so we're we. These people do not care about any of these dogs. They deserve to sit in jail for a good period of time. They should never be able to own any type of animal for the rest of their lives. Honestly I don't think they should even be allowed to have children. Because as little care as they gave to these pups it shows what kind of selfish and irresponsible people they are.

Posted by G on 02/19/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Parkview Nite Club Will Stop Hosting Live Music in March

I am so sorry to hear this. My husband and I drive over from Pepper Pike just for the music. We are here at least twice per month. What a loss!

Posted by Lyn on 02/18/2017 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Michelle Knight was a Victim of Identity Fraud while She was Being Held Captive on Seymour Ave

Oh I bet her mother hoped she would never be found so she could collect those SSI disability checks. Cannot tell you how many of my patients want to get SSI disability payments for their children who don't see 20/20.

Posted by D on 02/18/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “GCC Choreographs Masterful Opposition to Quicken Loans Arena Renovations

Hey Dan, the natives are getting restless. Move the team.

Posted by meat on 02/18/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

once again..a slap on the hand. suspended jail time. REALLY!! the dogs did not get that. they sat in crates, pens etc. and if no contact with animals, why are they allowed to visit the dogs mentioned. WE NEED BETTER LAWS and judges willing to talk for the animals. This is crazy. I was an agent. these types of people just move from county to county and start all over. AND no fine. WOW.....

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Posted by pat b on 02/18/2017 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Cleveland Hts. Pastor Darrell Scott Says He Misspoke at White House Black History Month Event, Blames Lack of Sleep

Chicago- another Democrat wonderland. Broke, poor, dangerous.

Posted by Skeptic on 02/18/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Local Artists to Play Alive Inside Foundation Benefit in March

Also appearing in the Wine Bar
Local favorites Mike Binder & Priscilla Aldridge - Zeitlow Acoustic Duo
Scott Stiert

Posted by Wayne Mesker 1 on 02/18/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Local Artists to Play Alive Inside Foundation Benefit in March

On behalf of our organization , The Alive Inside Foundation,
I would like to express my appreciation & gratitude to Jeff Niesel & Scene Magazine for this article as well as to ALL the artists that have donated their time & talent to this cause.
FYI we will be doing more events this year.
Last year for World Rocks Against Dementia there were events in 31 Cities encompassing 15 Countries , already this year is even bigger & next year's WRAD Events will be EPIC
Rock Against Dementia Cleveland plans to do a weekend fest next year on St. Patrick's Day weekend involving many more musicians & organizations.
Much Respect ,
Wayne Mesker
Outreach & Advocacy Director
Alive Inside Foundation
Cleveland PH: 216-375-4920

Posted by Wayne Mesker on 02/18/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Backstage Pass: An Interview with Monster Truck Driver Bari Musawwir

There was a time when pro wrestling had a sponsorship connection with monster trucks -- WCW Nitro, Stone Cold 3:16, Undertaker -- and a 2001 interview with driver Chris Guzman (Undertaker/Kane) is worth an online view.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/18/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer Entering the Cleveland Mayoral Race

Vote out every incumbent.
It's the only path.

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Posted by Garry Kanter on 02/18/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Local Personality Humble G tha Fiddla Puts a Positive Spin on Hip-Hop

Tha Fiddla is a quality performer...

Posted by CB on 02/17/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Cleveland Teens Carjack Limousine, Broadcast Joy Ride on Facebook Live

Wow, despite Baltimore's reputation, so far hasn't had any problems like this. It sounds awful. Hope the driver is OK.

Posted by on 02/17/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “WRUW to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Free Concert and Special On-Air Programming

I've never loved you more LakeErieSeaGulls!

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Posted by stonecoldbikini on 02/17/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Cleveland Puppy Mill Operators Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect, Cruelty

I wish humans who abuse animals were sentenced to experience the same conditions.

Many, many thanks to everyone involved in bringing these people to justice. Shame on the judge for failing to sentence them appropriately.

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Posted by Madeline on 02/17/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “236 Heroin Overdoses in Akron in 3 Weeks; Heroin Being Cut with Elephant Sedative

My son died at age 29. He was my firstborn and the father of a 6yr old little boy. He was not a heroin addict not was he an IV drug user. A puncture mark was found on him in an odd place during autopsy along with abrasions on both knees. He had been injected with CARFENTANIL. Not any heroin laced with the poison. Just straight poison. If one or two granules can kill a human then what? This to me was definitely planned and an overkill. Five ppl were with him that know who played what parts. I was told by APD they all have clammed up and there's nothing they can do. Well I beg to differ. If he had used on his own that night no matter what the route of ingestion then why not call 911? Instead bathe him, dress him in shorts only. He was put outside on the curb like trash. They didn't even bother to put underwear on him. He was dropped off at his ex GFS apt around 130 am and he was being pronounced dead at 601am. When I inquired as to why it never made the news.....I was informed that "well crime happens every day and it all cant make the news.". I am not only disgusted but appalled at how this has been handled. As if all this with the number of versions I have been told by the ppl in charge isn't enough then we were treated like crap by the funeral home. I was denied the right to even glance thru a window at just his face for two seconds. The ppl in the funeral business I thought were supposed to be suited for it. He was cremated and given to me in a zip lock bag.

Posted by Angrymom on 02/17/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Scene Announces Winners in #RedesigntheTribe Contest

Last word is yours, Mister Grant. Go for it. I know you will. Your kind always does.
Now go play nice and bang Sue Ann. on your lunch hour. Toodles!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 02/17/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “WRUW to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Free Concert and Special On-Air Programming

The incredible wasteland of Cleveland FM and AM commercial radio is hilariously ridiculous.....and it's college stations like WRUW that remain a hopeful flicker of spontaneous creativity and infectious energy.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/17/2017 at 11:01 AM



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