PET VALUERS Pet valuers are one of the most sought-after pets in the Sacramento area, and are a common sight in Sacramento and across the country.
There are nearly a million pets in Sacramento alone, and more than one million are registered.
According to the California Department of Health Services, there are approximately 7,000 pet valuers in Sacramento.
Many are not licensed and are sold illegally.
Pet valuers can have many different occupations, from veterinary assistants to landscapers.
Pet owners who are not aware of their rights can be in trouble.
They can face misdemeanor charges if they do not report their pets to police or have them euthanized.
Pet owner Michael Pernick owns a breeder-owned breeder breeder that breeds puppies and kittens, and his breeder has been convicted of animal cruelty.
According the Sacramento Bee, Pernikowski was caught selling a litter of puppies at a dog pound and was sentenced to six months in prison.
He was also fined $2,000 for failing to keep animals under control.
According Pernicks lawyer, Matthew DePinho, the breeder violated California’s Animal Welfare Act, which prohibits animal cruelty and neglect.
Pernokowski has appealed his conviction to the Superior Court of California, which has not yet ruled on his case.
According a spokesman for the Sacramento City Attorney’s office, they were contacted by Pet Valuer Awareness Group (PVAG) in January 2016.
The group, which includes Pet Valuers for Humane Society and the California Association of Pet Valuers, has not responded to Reuters inquiries.
According an affidavit filed by PVAG, in January 2018, the group obtained information from a California Department for Fish and Wildlife investigator that the breeding of puppy mills in the state was widespread.
The affidavit said the investigation revealed that at least one breeder was working illegally and that Pernakowski and PVAGs members were “working diligently to ensure that the breeding of puppy mill puppies is a lawful business.”
The affidavit says the group believes the breaker/s breeder should face fines and prison time.
According another affidavit filed with the Superior County District Attorney’s Office, the San Jose Mercury News obtained a complaint from PVAGS in June 2017.
PVAg said the organization is also seeking criminal charges against the breakers.
The complaint said that in July 2017, PVAGV members visited a breaker who was “working to circumvent California law, illegally and in violation of California law.”
The breeder had been convicted and sentenced to five years of probation.
According documents obtained by the Mercury News, in September 2017, the Sacramento County District attorney’s office filed a criminal complaint against PVAgs owner, Michael P. Parnick.
The charge was for “engaging in a scheme to obtain and sell puppies for profit without a license to do so, and for possessing illegal animal cruelty equipment.”
The Sacramento County DA’s office said in a statement, “In a recent investigation, it was discovered that one breaker had been operating a puppy mill operation in the City of Sacramento, and another breaker was selling puppies for a profit.
The investigation revealed an illegal puppy mill that was operating illegally and operating a litter farm in Sacramento, California.
The Sacramento DA’s Office is investigating the allegations, and the Sacramento Breeder Group has cooperated fully with the Sacramento District Attorney.”
The attorney’s statement did not address the allegation that Parnikowski is an animal abuser.
Prennick told the Mercury news that the complaint was false.
“It was an effort to get a lawsuit against me and my breeder filed,” he said.
“The fact is, this is nothing but an attempt to get me to comply and not have me do anything that would cause the DA’s offices office to have to investigate this.”
A spokesperson for the California Attorney General’s office told Reuters the investigation was ongoing and declined to comment.
PPAG said in the affidavit that it does not own or operate puppy mills and has no knowledge of any violations by any breeder.
Purnikowski told the Sacramento Times that the lawsuit was a publicity stunt, and that the group has never knowingly done anything wrong.
PKAG said it is not involved in the sale of puppies.
It said in its statement that it is a nonprofit organization that aims to help breeders and owners comply with animal welfare laws.
“As a non-profit organization, it is our job to do everything in our power to ensure the welfare of our animals and to keep them safe and healthy,” the statement said.
The statement also said that PKAGs members are not trained in law enforcement or veterinary matters.
“We are dedicated to doing what we can to ensure our members do not violate California laws,” the PKAPG statement said, adding that they do “not condone animal cruelty, nor do we condone or encourage people to breed dogs for profit.”