El Monte >Pet Services > Beagles & Buddies Dog Rescue
2661 Strozier Ave, El Monte, CA | Directions 9173334.060828 -118.050342
Neighborhoods: El Monte City
I couldn’t be happier with my adoption process! Thank you for making this happen! I greatly appreciate your help I am extremely happy I can make girlfriend happy with my new doggie!
I bring Duffy in to be taken care of and I like it when Duffy grabs me by the bottom of my pants rushing me in Beagles and buddies. He loves it here. Thank you for your great care!
They are the best in regards to taking care of animals! I highly recommend them!
I got my first dog at a pet shop, not knowing any better. I came to Beagles & Buddies with a neighbor and was informed greatly just how big of a difference there was between buying and adopting. I am grateful for this facility, they helped me find my newest family member. :)
Parvo Outbreak – We adopted a 10 week old Beagle from Beagles and Buddies for $750. We were very excited to have this beautiful dog join our family. Unfortunately the next day we had to take our puppy to the vet because he was not feeling well. He would not eat, had a fever and started vomiting. We immediately brought him and was diagnosed with Parvo, Coccidia and Ticks. We contacted Connie, the rescues point of contact, to make the situation right and to let her know that other puppies and dogs could be contaminated. She has denied all such claims and will not check for these diseases at her kennels. DO NOT adopt a dog from this place until it has been cleaned and inspected by a professional. Dogs do not deserve this kind of neglect. If you have adopted a dog from here please have your pet checked by a professional!
Very bad experience – My wife had washed our dog and was washer her collar and our dog managed to get out. We made daily trips to the local shelters and checked the lists of dogs in shelters outside our area. My wife went to Beagles and Buddies with the hope she was there, but she wasn't.
My mom went back a couple days later and our dog was still not there. Then a nice lady at the desk said she thought they did have our dog, but she was hidden away from public view. The lady went someplace and brought our dog out. The owner was very hostile and demanded payment for her rescuing our dog. In spite of the fact she tried to hide our dog from us, we paid her the money and took our dog home.
We checked her website later and she had since posted a picture of our dog with a story about her unfit and careless owners who got lucky this time.
She may be guided by the best intentions, but her actions are not appropriate.
Beagles & Buddies Facts:
1) June 3, 2010, a locked van was found in South El Monte with 18 dogs crammed into airline kennels. Dogs had been inside at least 2 hours when SEACCA (animal control) responded to an anonymous tip. They tested the air temperature inside the van and it was 100 degrees. SEACCA removed the dogs and took them to their shelter in Downey.
An investigation revealed the van and dogs belong to Beagles & Buddies Rescue of El Monte. On many occasions volunteers and employees have witnessed the "Director" of Beagles & Buddies ordering dogs to be placed in vans whenever an inspection was scheduled because Beagles & Buddies regularly has over 100 dogs at one time. They're only permitted to have 40. They only have the staff for half that.
18 dogs in a hot van on a June day. Does this sound like "rescue" to you, or like hoarding?
2) Beagles & Buddies advertises that they are a "no-kill sanctuary." This is very appealing to people who donate money. Several times a year Beagles & Buddies takes multiple dogs to be euthanized to make room for more dogs. The dogs sent to be killed are not necessarily sick dogs, either. Many people witnessed this happening at the Pasadena Humane Society. Since they were called out in the press for this, they've used private vets.
Beagles and Buddies is not "no kill" they are "selective kill." The dogs that won't get $700 in adoption fees only get to live there for so long. Eventually they will be killed by lethal injection at the "Director's" discretion.
3) Beagles & Buddies non-profit status with the State of California is "suspended." They continue to solicit donations.
4) Monetary donations to Beagles & Buddies pay for the food, the housing, the clothing, the entertainment, the automobile, the gas, etc., of their "Director."
I hope after this latest incident with the dogs in the van it has become abundantly clear to everyone that there is a problem at Beagles & Buddies. The organization is rotten at the top. There are many wonderful, selfless volunteers doing all they can for the dogs, but they are unable to do anything about the corruption and hoarding. It's time for a change of guard at Beagles & Buddies. For the dogs' sake.
Best dogs we've ever had came from B & B – Who on earth would have anything negative to say about this wonderful place? Ms. Kramer and her staff are loving, caring individuals who give their all every day for dogs that people neglected or abandoned. Each dog is taken for a walk daily and has opportunities to socialize with people and other dogs. We have adopted several dogs here over the years. Each one has been a delight for our family.
GREAT PLACE – This place is awesome! They have all breeds of dogs coming IN and OUT for ADOPTION. They charge higher prices to cover their older dogs. this is A NON-PROFIT organization so they have to depend on their donations of money,blankets,cars,towels,dog toys and other stuff the wish list is at the website. world wide web dot beaglesandbuddies dot com. they adopt OUT elderly dogs. Please visit! and see for yourself!
Hoarders Not Rescuers – The City of El Monte has been holding hearings about the horrible conditions at Beagles and Buddies for at least the last 2 years.
Connie Kramer, the woman who controls the day-to-day operations and lives off the donations and adoption fees, is a hoarder. There's no other way to put it. Many, many volunteers have confronted her about the fact that she has at least 100 more dogs at any given time than she has the resources to properly care for. There are dogs at "Questover" and "Red Cloud" that have lived on that property without ever leaving their concrete jails for YEARS.
Yes, you would be doing the best thing in the world to get a dog out of there, but Kramer will only get 4 more to replace it.
If you want to do something, go and tour the facility and then then complain to the LA County Animal Control and City of El Monte about the hoarding going on there, and the suffering of hundreds of animals in the care of a mentally unstable woman.
As long as Beagles and Buddies is run by Connie Kramer it will be the source of horrific suffering by the animals who aren't cute or desirable enough for Kramer to sell (yes, sell!!!) for $700 or more.
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