El Dorado Hills Puppy Mill Listed as top Problem Example in California
Ginger Turk (alias Ginger Hunter), La Chic Puppy, aka Teacup Puppy Couture, El Dorado Hills, CA – Felony forgery charges related to imported puppies after puppy died from Parvovirus.
Ginger Turk has used many different business names, all of them linked to tiny, high-priced imported Korean puppies.
Currently Turk appears to be linked to two websites, lachicpuppy.com and teacuppuppycouture.com, and a string of consumer complaints seems to follow her wherever she goes. In 2011, Ginger Turk was charged with multiple felony forgery charges after a woman purchased a sick puppy online from Turk. The puppy, Sophie, died of Parvovirus within a few days. The buyer then contacted the veterinarian who appeared to have signed her puppy’s health documents, only to be told the documents were apparently forged. Court documents show that numerous other complainants reported that puppies they purchased from Turk had died of Parvovirus. A local news station reported the story:
101 Puppy Mills
A Sampling of Problem Puppy Mills in the United States
The goal of the report is to inform consumers about widespread problems with puppy mills before they make an uninformed purchase that could potentially support animal cruelty. The report includes puppy mills from 22 states, but because most of the dealers sell online or to pet stores, their puppies could be available to unwary consumers in all 50 states and beyond...
The breeders and sellers on this list represent common issues with puppy mills and puppy mill brokers. This report is not a complete list of all puppy mills, nor a list of all problematic facilities. For more information on the methodology used in preparing this report, please see: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets/puppy_mills/101-puppy-mills-report-2014.pdf