Dogs 4 Us facts


Anyone reading the ridiculous Dogs 4 Us ‘blog’ managed by Maureen McCadden, ex wife of sole director and shareholder, Raymond McCadden, cannot fail to notice that at no time do the fictional characters supposedly contributing, deny any of the facts quoted about the business or its owner.

Plenty of phoney shock and outrage about anyone having the temerity to criticise them, but no actual denial that anything written is true.

Stop hiding behind your smokescreen of spin and half truth Ray. Instead of your usual cowardly tactic of trying to bully and intimidate your critics, if you can prove that I or anyone else is making false, malicious claims about you or your business, that would constitute defamation. I’ll be happy to discuss them with your legal representatives in court anytime.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a summary of the principal statements previously made about Dogs 4 Us and you, as the sole director and shareholder. 

FACT
The first piece of advice to anyone considering buying a puppy, issued by the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding, set up by the Government, and other expert bodies such as Dogs Trust, RSPCA and the Kennel Club is NEVER to buy if you cannot see the puppy with its mother.

FACT
The majority of puppies sold by Dogs 4 Us are bred by commercial breeders based in Wales, primarily located in the counties of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

FACT
Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion County Councils are notorious throughout the dog world for their willingness to grant breeding licenses without ensuring even the most basic welfare conditions for the dogs kept, and for consistently ignoring clear independent evidence of breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

FACT
Most of the puppies supplied as stock are actually provided by wholesale puppy dealers, not the original breeders, and Dogs 4 Us has no knowledge of, or interest in, the breeding and operating practices of those breeders.

FACT
Poor breeding practices and welfare standards, coupled with increased stress and a lack of early stage socialisation greatly increases the risk of a puppy being exposed to infectious diseases, developing hereditary disorders and serious behavioural issues.

FACT
The six month guarantee against congenital defects trumpeted as a major benefit of buying a puppy from Dogs 4 Us is no more than spin intended to steer customers away from the much greater statutory protection afforded to ALL consumers by the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

FACT
The 'pedigree' documents provided by Dogs 4 Us are supplied by The Dog Lovers Registration Club Ltd and have no official recognition in the canine world.

FACT
The former corporate owner of the business, Dogs 4 Us Ltd, was placed in liquidation with debts of over £680,000, including £308,000 of unpaid taxes by Raymond McCadden as sole director, when it became insolvent because it had made an interest free unsecured loan of nearly £2.3 million to another McCadden family owned commercial property company, which could not be repaid.

FACT
More than a month before Dogs 4 Us Ltd was formally declared insolvent, Raymond McCadden had already formed a new company, Pet Planet Superstore Ltd and three days after that declaration, Raymond McCadden sought the consent of the High Court of Justice for that company to use the trading name of Dogs 4 Us.

FACT
Six days after Dogs 4 Us Ltd was placed in liquidation, Raymond McCadden’s new company, Pet Planet Superstore Ltd entered into an agreement with the liquidator to purchase the assets of the original business for less than half the book value.

FACT
This was the seventh company in which Raymond McCadden was the sole director and shareholder to be placed in liquidation, leaving total debts of at least £1.96 million owing to HM Revenue and Customs and other creditors, and inter company loans between most of them and other McCadden owned businesses were a common feature.

FACT
Raymond McCadden uses the same methods of deception as News of the World journalists to blag personal information about protesters from unsuspecting sources.


Which of these FACTS would you like to contest Ray McCadden? 

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