|A greyhound puppy at the Vonderstrasse
farm in Kansas, 2012
In its statement, the NGA indicated that it was "accompanied by local law enforcement" agents during the inspection.
"This was an unusual case that required NGA's immediate action and full attention ...
NGA representatives and members responded to the situation swiftly and effectively."
According to an official Incident Report from the Izard County Sheriff's Office, a large number of dogs were in distress when
"There was 141 dogs that were alive and 2 were deceased (sic) ...
some of them had to be nursed back to health ... the dogs that were dead
had died from lack of food and water. He said Mr. [redacted] only had financial
ability and means to house 50 to 60 dogs."
|NGA Executive Gary Guccione,
photo from Facebook, 2013
After the dogs were rescued, the Izard County Sheriff's Office asked the NGA if it wanted to press charges against Vonderstrasse:
"I asked [name redacted] if they wished for the state to press charges on [name redacted] for this incident. He told me I needed to talk with Gary Guccione [partially redacted] to see if they wished to press charges."Incredibly, three days later the NGA responded by telling the Sheriff's Office not to charge Vonderstrasse with animal neglect:
"He stated that he did not wish to pursue charges because he believed they
'got all they were going to get' from [name redacted]. [name redacted] also
said he would not be willing to come to Izard County to testify in Court."As outrageous as that admission is, the next revelation in the Incident Report is even more troubling:
|After being rescued, Lady Wire and her four young
puppies are being auctioned off on Friday
"He also stated he did not want people knowing that he was not willing to do so."
But there will be no retirement for Gable Eris if the NGA gets its way. She is on the auction block so the industry can make a few