Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bud Wheatley - Snookums - has animals seized

Bud Wheatley - former owner of Snookums over in PEI - a store notorious for selling dogs who would mysteriously die within days of being purchased - seems to have been busy since he closed down his storefront operation. He seems to have taken up the same occupation as the Benoits here in Nova Scotia - buying puppies from "trusted breeders" - and then selling those puppies online.

Except he had his own website dedicated to the business - http://puppiesacrosscanada.com/ - as of tonight - October 14th, 2009 - the website is still active - and it says as it's byline -

Welcome to PuppiesAcrossCanada.com... the proud new owners of the Snookumspets brand! We are proud to have Atlantic Canada's largest selection of puppies and specialty kittens. Our pet selection is updated regularly - so be sure to check back often to see the latest additions to our growing pet family!

Don't you just love it?

The news just came out tonight, so there's not much out there about it - one article on CBC and some video on the PEI television news - which is below - so hopefully there'll be some more news coming out about it shortly. I wonder if this will make him finally decide to "retire".

Animals seized from online pet store

The P.E.I. Department of Agriculture has seized animals from an online business that sells puppies and kittens. Officials said the animals were removed from kennels belonging to Bud Wheatley, who owns PuppiesAcrossCanada.com. The department said it took the animals under the province's Companion Animal Protection Act but would not say how many were taken or why. The pets have been taken to the P.E.I. Humane Society in Charlottetown. Their condition is not known. Wheatley previously ran a pet store called Snookums in Charlottetown. The store was closed after some of its customers alleged the company had sold them sick pets. When contacted by CBC News, Wheatley said he was too upset to comment about the seizure.

You can click on my "Bud Wheatley" category to read more articles about his store and story going back the FIVE years.


  1. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Jesus!!! These people just don't quit do they?

  2. Janet Chernin2:00 PM

    Bud GREEDLY is it seems unstoppable! It is time that all provinces outlaw the sale of animals from UNKNOWN 'reputable' (gag) breeders. Interesting to note in the film clip of the Labrador for sale that said is was not a pure bred dog - wonder why eh?
    And look at his KENNEL - seems to me that the top window is broken -
    The GREEDLY's of the world need to be stopped. The public needs to be educated and has to stop allowing this insanity to continue.
    Janet and the Canine Casbah Crew