On the drive back to Austin Texas from Houston Texas the breeder called Maggie and demanded she return with Molly as she was sold the wrong puppy. As it turns out the breeder was showing the wrong two puppies, she though she had hid one of the puppies away from view who was meant to be the next show dog and eventual breeding female for a long line of puppy mill pets.
The breeder was so disconnected with the puppies she could not tell one from the other and only after Maggie and her sister left did she realize she gave away her next intended breeding dog. Maggie did not have the heart to return Molly into such a situation knowing the life awaiting Molly back in Houston so Maggie drove on.
After numerous conversations, arguments and threats made by the breeder Shawn and Maggie were then served with legal action against them by the breeder. The situation was serious and after several consultations with attorneys a decision had to be made, do they fight which could cost up to 10,000 dollars in legal fee's (money Shawn and Maggie did not have) or return Molly?
Shawn's legal research found Attorney Robert J. Inger who is chair of the "Laws for Paws" of the Houston Bar Association who assisted Shawn and Maggie and resolved the dispute without going to court as there was no wrong doing on the part of Maggie and Shawn. ASPCA was of course notified right from the beginning, although the results of a ASPCA report are not provided we were assured that direct action was taken.
The road with Molly was difficult considering Molly spent her first nine weeks without food and water on a regular bases, never let outside and was left in her own pee and pooh. Molly had to learn how to be a normal puppy and Molly took a long time to adjust but with Maggie and Shawn's support and patience she has prospered to become a terrific puppy.
It is said that you can choose a dog but in the end the dog chooses you. As it turns out this saying seem's true as Molly has chosen Shawn as her pal and Jaco Jr. has chosen Maggie as his pals, Shawn admits having a fluffy pup with a pink collar took a bit to get used too but in the end what guy can deny such a pretty girl her due.
After this ordeal and being personally touched with the darker side of puppy sales Shawn understands how many bad situations are out there for animals and how many Molly's must be out there in puppy mill situations and in shelters as forgotten animals due to behavorial issues.
For all of the Molly's out there Zee Cigs provides Molly Meals through the purchases of our customers. Everybody, humans and animals alike deserve at least a fair meal, we can't feed everybody and the list of organizations in need is never ending but we feel "Molly Meals" is a step in the right direction.