Monday, December 28, 2009

Leeanna Kamp & Christopher Ellis: Yorkie Angel / California Pets & Supplies, Solano, CA

Dec 22, 2009: Number of seized Solano County puppies close to 100

The number of sick or mistreated puppies seized in a pet store raid last week has risen to almost 100, and complaints are flooding in statewide from customers who purchased dogs from the store owners' online business.

The owners, a Dixon couple arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty last week after more than 90 expensive purebred puppies were confiscated from their pet shop and home, pleaded not guilty Monday in Solano County Superior Court...." More

Dec 18, 2009: Complaints Pour In After Dixon Pet Store Raided

Today, there is more fallout from Thursday's raid of a Dixon pet store. The owners are now in jail, and accused of selling sick puppies and running an online dog lottery. The SPCA says all of the animals seized in Thursday's raid in Dixon are sick with various diseases. They're all quarantined and under lock and key for fear someone might steal them. Also, all of the canines are considered evidence in a criminal case involving hundreds of dogs and families that feel cheated.

"She showed me six pictures and I picked her out, and this is a year later so I never forget a face," says Escobedo. April Escobedo has never forgotten the face of Leanna Ellis. Ellis is the woman that sold Esocobedo a Tea Cup Yorkie back in August of 2008 for $1200. But four days later, the puppy named Nitro, was dead. "It started falling over, it didn't want to eat so we knew something was wrong with it, I took it to the vet," says Escobedo. .." More & video

Dec, 18, 2009: Solano County pet shop owners arrested, puppies seized

By Kimberly K. Fu

A Dixon couple was arrested Thursday on charges of animal abuse as authorities shut down their pet shop and seized more than 80 pure bred puppies that may be sick.

Christopher John Derek Ellis, reportedly a Canadian citizen, and his wife, Leeanna Rachelle Kamp, were booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of numerous charges, including two counts of animal cruelty and illegally operating an online lottery.

Ellis is currently on probation for a Sacramento felony. Both are being held on $50,000 bail, with arraignments scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Solano County Superior Court in Fairfield.

Their store, California Pets & Supplies has been at its current site in Dixon for a month and they also run an online business,, selling pricey dogs such as Yorkshire terriers, Shih Tzus, Shiba Inus and Maltese for between $900 and upwards of $2,500..." More