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Save the BJ’s!!

May 24, 2010

In the last 48 hours our email has been flooded with inquiries about Billie Jo and Bobbi Jo. These two girls, sisters, were sold in early 2007 by Rutland Manor  to ACA/Banksia Park puppy farm, rather than be desexed and retired.

We know they are still alive and have  had many litters in the last 3 years for their new owner Colin Hamms

Here’s your chance to make a difference. Contact Colin and negotiate the release of these two girls. If we all pull together and plead for these dogs who knows what could happen!

All these two girls have ever known is an entire lifetime on two puppy farms, one person can make a difference, will it be you?

UPDATE: 28/5/10 We are very concerned for the welfare for all of the dogs at ACA/Banksia Park puppy farm after today’s revelations on another website that has obviously sourced inside information. If there is anyone in Australia that can try and negotiate the release of Billie Jo and Bobbi Jo we have many people that have offered to cover any vet work or rehabilitation that is required. Please keep trying……

19 Comments leave one →
  1. silva permalink
    May 24, 2010 9:48 pm

    Shouldn’t this be easy? The Banksia website states that
    “What happens to retired girls?
    As litter numbers decline around age 6, girls are placed into a retirement programme. Puppies are a lot of work and can be very tiring for many owners. For this reason, some people such as the elderly or families, prefer a mature dog. Mature dogs are given away free to good homes. Banksia Park is happy to organise for the retired dogs to be spayed, once they have settled into their new homes.”

    Let’s hope that this is true and the BJs can be finally retired.

  2. silva permalink
    May 29, 2010 8:40 am

    I’m looking more carefully at the Farms of Shame documents and googled some of the stud dog names. I’m sure there was a Tegan Park Whiz Kid, Tegan Park Pinocchio (Tegan Park Clifford?), as well as Phantom which I suppose could be just a description of the dog’s colour or is it Tegan Park Phantom? More and more questions, are these dogs safely somewhere else or were they just sold to Banksia as some of the 53 Tegan dogs with the bill dated March the 6th 2007 Ubique Larkhill mentions on Doodle Zoo. Its horrible wherever they came from.

    • Mary permalink
      May 30, 2010 3:57 am

      That’s probably alot of the Tegan Parks dogs shortly before Angela had her big auction and closed her operation. Some were bought at auction to individual smaller breeders but perhaps she sold a group to Banksia prior to the auction

  3. Carole Grundy permalink
    May 30, 2010 7:59 am

    What a sad fate for these dogs. It does seem clear that Angela Cunningham sold the less marketable dogs to Banksia. People are often not aware of the dreadful lives of puppy farm stud dogs, they were kept on chains at Tegan Park, as can be seen in the archive photos, and then sold to another puppy farm where infertility means death.
    There is also the other document on Farms of Shame with names of what are probably Tegan Park bitches, Halo, Blaze, Dixie, Holly and Sorbet I don’t have any record of them so I assume they were young.

    I believe in recording the lives of dogs lost to puppy farms, so here it is, whether the parentage is fictitious is another matter.
    These dogs were hardly middle aged.
    Tegan Park Whiz Kid, Date of Birth 15/01/2002, Tegan Park Street Kid x Tegan Park Red N Sweet
    Tegan Park Pinocchio, Date of Birth 01/09/2000, Tegan Park Poncho x Tegan Park Ain’t I Cute
    Tegan Park Clifford, no DoB, Tegan Park Adam x Tegan Park Twinkle
    Tegan Park Phantom, no DoB, Tegan Park Torriador x Tegan Park Magdella
    And of course sold by Beverley Manners to Banksia
    Rutlands Billie Jo, Date of Birth, 21/04/2004, Rutlands Woody x Rutlands Funnyface
    Rutlands Bobbi Jo, Date of Birth, 21/04/2004, Rutlands Woody x Rutlands Funnyface, this bitch will have had 9 litters, what a way to bargain for your life.

  4. Jnusha Holt permalink
    June 1, 2010 4:32 pm

    YOu have a lot of proof so why can’t you take it to the authorities and make them listen? I only recently came across this site and have been shocked reading about it. I had only heard about RM before but didn’t think about them much. I did write to Mr. Hamms and have not heard back. I thought if money was in the picture he would jump at it since he doesn’t care about the Billie and Bobbi sisters. How do you know if there still alive? He has not written back.

    • StopRutlandManor permalink*
      June 2, 2010 9:00 am

      Thanks Jnusha,
      We can confirm that both Billie Jo and Bobbi Jo are alive and are still at Banksia Park puppy farm.
      Rutland Manor have already had their final warning from the authorities for illegally breeding their dogs back to back. With all but 5 dogs now in the USA, Rutland Manor at Warragul is effectively closed.
      Today Beverley updated her website blaming a “jealous Australian breeder” and “extreme activists” for causing her “two years of hell”. No mention of the poor dogs that she put through hell for the last 20 years.
      Beverley why don’t you simply come out and tell the truth rather than continually blaming everyone else for decisions that you have made?

      • heike allison permalink
        June 4, 2010 12:45 am

        Could you tell me what the heck is tall poppy syndrome??

  5. heike allison permalink
    June 2, 2010 9:21 am

    Yes, Bev why don’t you come clean with your horrible breeding practices instead of blaming others the two years of hell that has come down on you….your God won’t save you from this truth, you knowingly and willingly have done this to your dogs, the back to back breeding, the debarking, the horrible conditions you kept your breeding dogs in. Who is the evil one in this???? You can say whatever you like on your glossy website, but we know the truth and no one here is jealous of what you do…..we are here to make sure you don’t harm another dog ever again… say what you want the truth is here to stay…..

  6. Mary permalink
    June 3, 2010 1:39 pm

    Great News here in the USA in Pennsylvania
    on the final shutdown of a puppy mill! Thank God!
    There’s video coverage

    There’s many many more too!

  7. alison permalink
    June 6, 2010 11:59 am

    tall poppy syndrome is a bit of an nasty australian habit… whenever someone in australia does well, becomes rich or famous etc, australians have a habit of “falling out of love” with them and finding lots of faults or problems or misdemenours… its like sometimes we don’t any one to get ahead in life!! Australia as a country does it quite often to rich people, australian movie stars etc…
    best wishes

  8. heike allison permalink
    June 7, 2010 5:22 am

    Thank you for clarifing that one Alison!!

  9. silva permalink
    June 7, 2010 10:21 am

    Mary, is it just me but I can’t follow your link?

  10. Charlotte Frajman permalink
    August 4, 2010 3:00 am

    I am truly shocked by all this information as an RM owner of 3 year old medium labradoodle.
    Are there any safe breeders still left or are they ALL motivated by a quick buck?

    • August 4, 2010 7:42 pm

      There are lots of wonderful breeders. Just visit, ask for proof of health tests and go with your gut. Avoid doing business with breeders who will not let you visit if at all possible.

  11. Heather permalink
    August 5, 2010 2:14 pm

    Didn’t Angela sell (or give?) a lot of her dogs to Curtis from Hudson Labradoodles in Hudson NY? I remember reading a email correspondence from him to Beverely on the Rutland Manor Chat page quite some time ago. There was no love between them -they obviously hated one another.

  12. Prove This Pudding, Bev permalink
    August 21, 2010 12:11 pm

    Hi Bev

    We all know you read this site daily. I am hoping you will make this effort to try to redeem yourself. Despite everything that’s been said, you can prove you are able to take steps to make things right.

    1) Contact Colin Hamms.
    2) Get him to agree to release Billie Jo and Bobbi Jo into Debra Tranter’s care.
    3) Contact Debra Tranter and share the details you have negotiated for the dogs’ release.
    4) Debra’s team will pick them up and begin their rehabilitation.
    5) Debra will always tell the truth. She will let the world know what you have done for these girls.
    6) Don’t wait another moment. Do this now.

    Hopefully it’s not too late for these poor sweet girls.

    As you’ve said Bev, the proof is in the pudding. Prove you don’t have the cold heart of a puppy farmer.

    – Chad Stanton

  13. anon permalink
    August 22, 2010 2:21 pm

    Years ago, Beverely said she desexed and rehomed the BJ sisters to a nice home so they could stay together. After the pictures of them with Monster Hamms appeared, she said she really gave them to someone as equally despicable as herself, none other than her horrible daughter and she was the one who sold them to Monster Hamms. So answer this one Mr. Pelhams’s daughter, since you admitted you know what kind of person your spawn was, why on earth would you not have at least desexed those innocent girls before you gave him to that creature you call a daughter. You both probably have the ability to shape shift, that is how evil you are.

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