The name Wicca caught my attention so already I was on the case when I was later contacted about Refuge Calinours and Melanie Arton. Turns out she named a puppy Wicca in honour of the Pitbull that was killed by the City of Montreal during the summer of 2012.
It was out of curiosity since Wicca is not a common dogs name.
I was later asked to investigate this post. A pitbull with papers claiming to be purebred in a so called rescue that is adopting the dog out “as is” with a non reproduction contract.
In my opinion this sounded like a backyard breeder / puppymill mutt and not a registered purebred. Melanie Arton refused to reveal who the breeder was, only that it was a good breeder and it was done right.
So doing some research I find out that Refuge Calinours always has puppies available for adoption. Some CKC registered and others not.
So from this point on I’ve got very little info, yet that gives me plenty of information to work with.
I find out her “adoption fees” are $300 at discount.
I find a Josee Bergeron, Anne-Julie Boucher and Valerie Auclair that are of interest. I find Elevage Auclair de Lune & Elevage les P’tites Betes and bingo.
I found the registered Beagles @ Elevage les P’tites Betes ran by Anne-Julie Boucher and I suspect the Pitbulls came from Elevage Auclair de Lune ran from Valerie Auclair.
Despite not finding the same picture I find the same pink and black couch at Elevage Auclair de Lune with what appears to be (in my opinion) Finnish Lapphunds puppies.
I eventually find an old post that has Melanie Arton confirming the Pitbull came from a Valerie (that would be Valerie Auclair).
Now I find an old name that has been of interest since the Lachute Huskies and that’s Giselle Anaya. She also has tons of puppies, I had suspected even one of Johanne Parent’s Finnish Lapphunds, I could never get a straight answer from Giselle.
I already knew that Giselle deals with the Roy brothers in Mirabel, one runs Protection Canine Mirabel and the other Production Canine Mirabel. My next post will be about Danno Cusson and his dog Ranger, Bill Cusson and his dog that’s part of the 75th regiment of Rangers. Danno got “Ranger” his German Shepherd from the Roy brothers.
Mr. Cusson has since testified in court that he and Ranger had no formal K9 search-and-rescue training, but that he had learned a lot about dog handling through reading and intense contact with professional dog handlers.
Addressing the court, Julian Porter held up an enlarged photo of Mr. Cusson, who was an OPP officer at the time, standing at Ground Zero dressed in a shirt with RCMP patches on the shoulders, a police belt and black pants with yellow stripes. “You intended to look like a Mountie, didn’t you?” Mr. Porter said.
“No, sir,” said Mr. Cusson on the witness stand