Alleged El Dorado Hills puppy mill broker still under investigation by El Dorado County
EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Ginger Turk, aka Ginger Hunter, seems to be back in the news...Property owner Jeff Barker said the Turks stiffed him on rent and caused plenty of damage to the property.
He said he learned about Turk’s business, LaChicPuppy.com, from the June 4 Telegraph article.
“I found out about all of this from the article,” he said. When he asked the Turks, Ginger and Al, about the allegations, they were silent. “It’s not like I pressed it, but I couldn’t get any information out of them.”
Then they broke their two-year lease agreement but when they vacated the home, they left behind plenty of records related to their business and previous “pay-or-quit” notices from prior landlords.
What Barker found when he gained access to the home was shocking.
“They absolutely demolished the carpet. It was pretty old carpet but I don’t want to spend $10,000 replacing the carpet,” he said. “It’s dog urine. Pulling up the carpet was awful.”
He said the damage went beyond the carpet.
“There were holes in the walls. There was one bedroom and you open the door and there was dog feces and urine all over the floor. There was dog poo in the pantry,” he said. “It was just nasty. It was terrible living conditions.”