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WE HAVE TO STOP CLASS B DEALERS FROM SELLING OUR POUND ANIMALS TO RESEARCH LABS January 19, 2009 8:21 AM

NAME OF THE THREE DEALERS ARE
****Hodgins Kennels, Inc
****** R & R Research, Inc
******Cheri-Hill Kennel & Supply.
****Michigan's Class B Dealers******

Michigan has 3 USDA Class B Dealers, licensed to sell pound dogs and cats to research institutions. Hodgins Kennels, Inc., R & R Research, Inc. and Cheri-Hill Kennel & Supply. USDA Class B Dealers are licensed by the United States Government to sell "random source" dogs and cats to labs. "Random Source" dogs and cats are your pets, dogs and cats not bred for use in research, but instead obtained from pounds and individuals.





Hodgins Kennels, Inc., in Howell, Michigan is one of the largest Class B Dealer operations in the country. It's owned and operated by Fred Hodgins and his wife Janice. His daughter Tammy Longhi runs the kennel. Hodgins Kennels, Inc was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act alleging that the conditions of his kennels were substandard and the care the dogs and cats received did not meet the minimum standards set by the government. Hodgins was found guilty and fined heavily. The case was overturned on appeal. Hodgins Kennels takes animals from Jackson County Animal Control.





R & R Research, Inc, of Howard City Michigan is run by James Woudenberg and his mother Roberta. R & R has engaged in less than ethical practices including listing itself as an animal shelter in the yellow pages. The State of Michigan Attorney General's Office ordered the ads removed. Quite obviously, R & R is no shelter. Ionia County Animal Control ended it's relationship with R & R after it was discovered that a dog that an Ionia Animal Control Officer claimed was shot to death, was actually at R & R Research.




R & R Research currently takes animals from Ingham County Animal Control, Montcalm Animal Control and Gratiot County Animal Control.





Cheri-Hill Kennels of Stanwood Michigan trades animals with R & R Research. Cheri-Hill takes animals from Montmorency Animal Control and Osceola Animal Control.

****Michigan's Class B Dealers******

Michigan has 3 USDA Class B Dealers, licensed to sell pound dogs and cats to research institutions. Hodgins Kennels, Inc., R & R Research, Inc. and Cheri-Hill Kennel & Supply. USDA Class B Dealers are licensed by the United States Government to sell "random source" dogs and cats to labs. "Random Source" dogs and cats are your pets, dogs and cats not bred for use in research, but instead obtained from pounds and individuals.





Hodgins Kennels, Inc., in Howell, Michigan is one of the largest Class B Dealer operations in the country. It's owned and operated by Fred Hodgins and his wife Janice. His daughter Tammy Longhi runs the kennel. Hodgins Kennels, Inc was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act alleging that the conditions of his kennels were substandard and the care the dogs and cats received did not meet the minimum standards set by the government. Hodgins was found guilty and fined heavily. The case was overturned on appeal. Hodgins Kennels takes animals from Jackson County Animal Control.





R & R Research, Inc, of Howard City Michigan is run by James Woudenberg and his mother Roberta. R & R has engaged in less than ethical practices including listing itself as an animal shelter in the yellow pages. The State of Michigan Attorney General's Office ordered the ads removed. Quite obviously, R & R is no shelter. Ionia County Animal Control ended it's relationship with R & R after it was discovered that a dog that an Ionia Animal Control Officer claimed was shot to death, was actually at R & R Research.




R & R Research currently takes animals from Ingham County Animal Control, Montcalm Animal Control and Gratiot County Animal Control.



A new contract with the Class B Dealer is being considered by our county Commissioners. PLEASE..join others and voice your objections at the County Commission meetings which are held at 1:00 P.M. every 2nd and 4th Monday. The meetings are held at the old County Courthouse in Stanton. Meet members of the Concerned Citizens Coalition and become a voice for our pets!



Write or call your County Commissioners

Tell them that you are against the practice of giving our animals to a Class B Dealer to sell for experiments. Tell them to put a stop to it NOW! Remember, when writing to the commissioners, be respectful.

District 1- Marcia Walker

811 Hawthorne Ct.
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-8236
email: lloydwalker@chartermi.net

District 2- Tom Lindeman


8060 S. Backus Road
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-4918
email: tblindeman@sbcglobal.net

District 3- Ron Retzloff

786 S. Senator Rd.
Crystal, MI 48818
(989) 235-6827
email: comish@casair.net

District 4- John Johansen

3503 S. Monroe Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-5375
email: johm@pathwaynet.com

District 5- Carl Paepke

18419 Stanton Rd. NW
Pierson, MI 49339
(616) 636-5692

District 6- Ron Baker

PO Box 91
Howard City, MI 49329
(231) 937-5465
email: rbaker68amx@hotmail.com

District 7- Pat Carr

10397 Almy Rd.
Lakeview, MI 48850
(989) 352-8129

District 8- Roger Caris

8984 E. Deaner Rd.
Vestaburg, MI 48891
(989) 268-5875
email: rcaris@gccmha.org

District 9- John McCrackin

9682 Carson City Rd.
Carson City, MI 48811
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