Antlers puppy breeder named on "horrible hundred" list

By: Alexandra Carter Email
By: Alexandra Carter Email

(ANTLERS, OKLAHOMA) -- The Humane Society of America has released their "horrible hundred", a list of what they call the worst puppy breeders in the country.

Kathleen Summers with the Humane Society of The United States says the purpose of their annual Horrible Hundred list is to warn buyers.

The HSUS put Antlers resident Becky Franks on the list because they say she wasn't providing adequate care to the puppies she breeds.

After the USDA cited Franks for not housing dogs properly, chewed dog bowls, and dogs with lame legs.

Franks says she's loved and has been around animals her whole life and when she saw her name on the horrible hundred list, it came as a shock.

Becky Franks says, " I love animals..I love the exotics..i love having the animals.. I love having the animals around.. i just enjoy them."

Franks owns a ranch with all types of animals from zebras. She says she's always passed inspections. But she claims a confrontation with a USDA inspector last year landed her on the horrible hundred," years and years and years of good reports..and I had a run in with an inspector and told them some things they were doing that weren't legal themselves and when i confronted them about it I got a bad report."

Franks says the HSUS never inspected her operation. But summers says there's a reason they don't perform their own inspections.

Katheen Summers, " we wanted to use documents from federal or state agencies to show that it wasn't just the Humane Society of The United State's opinion..that we had other sources for this information as well."

The independent veterinarians who inspect her ranch animals say Frank's offenses aren't major and are easy to fix, " I would say that this is one of the best facilities that I do inspections for."

Franks says she's decided to give up her license to sell puppies to stores but can still breed and sell to the public.

Franks would not allow our cameras to see the puppies she's boarding.

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