Evelyn Lozada accuses a dog breeder of cheating on her buying two designer dogs after the puppies became terminally ill.
The “Basketball womenStar plans to open an investigation into Jezriel Kenney, who sold two Maltipoo puppies online, according to The Blast. The report dated Tuesday, December 4th, found that the reality TV star bought the dogs from Kenney for her 4-year-old son Leo on November 24th. Kenney brought the pups to Lozada’s front door and it is said to have gone downhill from there.
The Maltese and Miniature Poodle mixes are said to have been particularly sluggish and incontinent. The puppies were taken to the vet, where the doctor determined that the pets needed immediate treatment for parasites. You have had several vet visits this week alone.
And it’s not just her health that Kenney has apparently deceived Lozada about. After bathing the animals, the single mother discovered that they were indeed white dogs that were brown in color. Lozada reportedly reached out to Kenney to complain, but she allegedly denies culpability and opposes assistance with costs related to the care of the Maltipoos.
Apparently, Kenney’s father, Rick Kenney, also has an undeniable history with selling pets. Rick was arrested in the San Bernardino Valley following an investigation by the Humane Society when they received complaints that he was putting sick puppies for sale online. When the animal protection agency searched Rick’s house, they discovered more than 12 sick pets.
Similarly, Trina Kenney, the breeder’s mother, has been implicated in selling sick animals. She was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of selling sick horses.
Lozada is about to contact a detective to investigate the situation further, fearing that other families may be victims of vacation scams.
She wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, December 4th, “The sole purpose of this post is to put an end to the Kenney family fraud organization that purposely and deliberately harmed animals in order to make money.”
Lozada added the Kenneys post listings for pets on Craigslist and Recycle.com, “and possibly other sites we are not aware of.”
She also called out fans on her Instagram story, telling them to call local animal control to rescue others involved in the alleged puppy mill.
Fans listened to the star’s Instagram comments expressing their grief for the dogs, but also beating Lozada for going to a breeder instead of saying goodbye to a shelter.
“So sad.” Poor puppy. “
“Oh my god, this is so sad.”
“I love dogs … these people must be in jail.”
“That’s why you adopt and don’t shop. If you stop buying expensive dogs, breeders will stop breeding them. Easy.”
“Don’t adopt shopping … stop supporting breeders.”