Monday, July 27, 2015

Southern Dogs Rescue by Deanalyn Reing

"The owner of an Alabama dog rescue organization was arrested in Stratford, Connecticut on Sunday evening for transporting 30 dogs in a trailer with no ventilation and faces charges of animal cruelty, reports the Deanalyn Reing, 49, who runs the Southern Dogs Rescue, has been on probation since February for animal cruelty.
Reing was pulled over on Interstate 95 and had been driving a van with a trailer attached. When authorities opened the trailer doors, they found crates piled on top of crates containing 30 dogs. Temperatures in the trailer exceeded 96 degrees; the dogs appeared to be in distress and were all panting heavily." from
Reing has been on probation since February after having been found guilty of 5 counts of animal cruelty.

"WATERBURY, Conn. —Deanalyn Reing of Alabama told state police she was driving from New York to Rhode Island when a trooper pulled her over in July for a traffic violation on Interstate 95 in Stratford. Police found 29 dogs, panting in 96-degree heat, in crates in the box trailer towed by her van.
The encounter was familiar to police and animal control authorities, who say a multistate, lucrative network of questionable and illegal dog sales runs a pipeline of puppies from the South to the Northeast.
Dog sellers present the canines with heart-tugging tales of Southern kill shelters. They also describe residents of the South as uninterested in preventing unwanted puppies through regular spaying and neutering.
This is big money: at $300 per dog, a rescue operation that does not give the animals proper medical attention or humane transport conditions can make $420,000 a year for 1,400 dogs, said Raymond Connors, an animal control officer for the state.
"It's a multimillion-dollar industry," he said.
Some Southern rescues are legitimate, register with the state and follow all local regulations regarding animal transport and care. But the sketchy South-to-North dog sales had become so common and so uncontrolled that the state stepped in with new regulatory laws in 2011 to help the Department of Agriculture keep track of the importers and charge those who break the law.
Reing, who runs Southern Dogs Rescue of Auburn, Ala., was charged with 29 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty for the July 19 incident and is due in court in Bridgeport on Oct. 15.
It wasn't the first time Reing, 49, was caught in the state with reportedly unhealthy dogs, Connors said. She was in Waterbury on Oct. 1, 2011, with a van full of dogs suspected of having parvovirus, a highly contagious, sometimes fatal illness, he said. She was trying to sell them for $300 per pup as an unregistered rescue, though she was not charged then because she told investigators she had no prior knowledge of Connecticut's law, Connors said.
In 2014, registered vehicles brought 19,913 dogs into Connecticut, according to state records.
The law that created the registry was prompted by testimony from state residents who said they adopted dogs from the South and were hit with thousands of dollars in medical bills soon after. Reputable rescues either cover medical costs or fully disclose an animal's condition before adoption." for the link that takes you to the rest of this article, click link