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Investigate K9 country club

An investigation needs to be done into k9 country club and its owner Nick Lungu. The first issue to address is why does he own the Veterinary clinic attached to his facility? How do we the public know whether or not the owner is persuading his Veterinarian into keeping or deleting records that may or may not include all information on our pets? With so many complaints against this company and so many SCRAPS investigations following a boarding stay, why is it they're still operating? When was the last health inspection done? Since Nick is the owner of I guard international, which is a breeding company in which the puppies he sells are also sold sigt unseen despite being sick, why are the inspections not being implemented.? Why has the city allowed this to happen right under their nose, where are the code enforcement agencies? Building and planning, why haven't the inspections been done on a regular basis? Kennel licensed, when is the last time SCRAPS conducted an inspection? Dogs are leaving here from boarding overnight with preventable infections, such as UTI's and respiratory infections and Giardia. The owner has paid for 5 star reviews or has had his employees and even his family leave them. How is the public suppose to trust in a comapny like that? His training is secretive and overpriced. His contract has everything to cover himself from the abuse going on but nothing about the training methods used, when and how they are boarded, no evidence to support their stories of feeding each dog adequately. They withhold vet records and offsite vet visits not included in charts. The owner threatens anyone who witnesses or worked there who know of the ctuelty being done towards animals, and dare to go against him. We as the public can contact the Attorney General and lodge our complaint or concern.

Why is this important?

I placed my 6 month old German shepherd puppy into a board and train program for protection training at k9country club. I placed a 53 lb furry bundle of a healthy pup into a program which was suppose to last 3 to 4 weeks max but ended up lasting 6 weeks, 3 of these weeks were spent trying to get her home. Besides not allowing access to my dog the first month, they demanded payment before I could even lay eyes on her. What happened in the 6 weeks she was there I can only imagine was spent in constant fear and hunger, and pain from non treated infections contracted at the facility during her stay. She came home with wounds on her neck and nose from what I imagine was misuse of negative reinforcement such as a prong collar or a shock collar. The owner refuses to give me a complete set of vet records as of Aug 28, 2022. She left this facility on July 25, 2022. Instead the owner has gone after me with a cease and desist order instead of contacting me to give explanations or to answer any questions I have. His constant use of threats to silence witnesses and keep his ex employees from revealing the truth about working there and what they saw or heard should be looked into. No inspections have been recorded since his opening over 6 yrs ago. I am so angry and disappointed with the lack if care given to my puppy. I'm not the only horror story to come out of there, google yelp, fb, they are filled with horror stories coming out of k9 country club.

Washington, USA

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2022-11-10 05:13:40 +0000

I thought an update would be in order. I have filed a claim with SCRAPS, and the Attorney General’s office. I also reached out to the city council who oversees SCRAPS, to look into why SCRAPS has allowed Nick Lungu to stay in business with all the complaints filed. I only heard from the AG that they were going to reach out to Spokane valley agencies to investigate K9Country Club. My next step is to reach out to a couple of lawyers that a few people have given me. I’ll keep you updated on this process.

2022-10-21 05:15:29 +0100

So looking forward to Sat October 22. The protest will go on rain or shine. Can’t wait to meet you guys.

2022-10-12 19:46:59 +0100

Just a quick update on Soju. She is living her best life now, however after being boarded and abused she is now been giving 1 year to live due to heart failure. It's truly heartbreaking and I am devastated. I try to get her out to new places and people socialize with other dogs as much as possible knowing she will never live beyond a puppy.

2022-10-09 00:32:26 +0100

Hi everyone so excited for tomorrow, KHQ will air their story on the Help me Haley segment 8:30pm about k9country club!!!

2022-09-19 22:25:27 +0100

Thank ypu all so much for joining this fight. While we wait for SCRAPS to do their thing we can keep fighting. Word of mouth is our best weapon against k9country club. Keep posting keep sharing and keep passing it on.

2022-09-12 22:55:57 +0100

Hi everyone. We need to get more people to go on record with SCRAPS. I know alot of you are afraid of Nick Lungu and his threats of legal action however we have to rise above our fear in order for the authorities to take any action. Please come forward with your story or information. We we can do this together, we are over 2k strong

2022-09-07 07:49:17 +0100

We have reached over 1800 signatures. I am amazed and saddened by the fact so many people have been affected. This fight has just begun I've contacted anyone and everyone in this city and state, is up to SCRAPS now all we can do now is keep signing and reporting and reviewing. We can do this

2022-09-02 06:00:16 +0100

Wow!! we reached 1k signatures. I will be sending the petition to our l8cal Mayor, The Attorney General, and The Governor. Along with a few other local agencies. Thank you guys let's keep it going

2022-09-02 05:41:44 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2022-09-01 22:29:49 +0100

500 signatures reached

2022-09-01 05:51:04 +0100

Hey guys we reached 300+ let's keep going. At 1k signatures I will send this campaign to the Mayor of spokane Valley and the Attorney General.

2022-09-01 04:15:09 +0100

100 signatures reached

2022-09-01 00:26:41 +0100

50 signatures reached

2022-08-31 20:55:08 +0100

25 signatures reached

2022-08-29 23:56:40 +0100

10 signatures reached