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|06-21-2020 12:04 AM|
|LeDoberLapin||Does anyone have any updated information about this case?|
|03-11-2020 09:14 AM|
|Meldrew79||That's really sad.|
|03-11-2020 08:09 AM|
|Gretchen_Red||It's so incredibly sad and misfortunate for the dogs. I can't comprehend how she keeps getting away with it?|
|03-10-2020 11:27 PM|
|03-10-2020 09:53 PM|
|MeadowCat||She's probably beat it again: https://www.fauquiernow.com/fauquier...wsFqZAVdmYycd4|
|02-11-2020 01:20 PM|
|Cressrb||Difficult to read that report and not get sick.|
|02-11-2020 11:11 AM|
|greenkouki||Some nerve this crazy woman has!!! I hope they take that into account and lock her up!|
|02-11-2020 10:51 AM|
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UPDATED: Hearing to decide custody of dogs is delayed
More than 76 dogs were removed from Canis Maximus in Broad Run
By Robin Earl Times Staff Writer Feb 7, 2020 Updated 17 hrs ago 1
Sheriff’s office deputies seized more than 120 animals from Canis Maximus kennel in Broad Run.
UPDATE: A hearing to determine whether or not Irina Barrett, the owner of the Canis Maximus kennel in Broad Run could maintain ownership of 76 dogs and a host of other animals ended quickly Feb 7. When General District Court Judge Greg Ashwell learned that staffers from the Fauquier SPCA were present to testify at the hearing, he announced that his son, William Ashwell, is a member of the SPCA's board of directors.
After initially objecting to Ashwell's presiding over the hearing that day, Barrett's attorney, Trey Mayfield, of Fairfax, said at a hearing on Feb. 10 that he is fine with Ashwell presiding; the hearing to decide ownership of the dogs has been rescheduled to March 10 at 1 p.m.
During the Feb. 7 hearing, it was announced that the chickens, guinea pigs and parakeet seized by sheriff's deputies have already been turned over to the county. It is only the 76 dogs that are in dispute.
Mayfield also said at the brief hearing that Barrett maintains that she only owns seven of the dogs; the other canines were being boarded at Canis Maximus, he said.
Barrett was arraigned on Feb. 5 in Fauquier General District Court on one felony count of animal cruelty causing the death of an animal and one misdemeanor count of inadequate animal care.
Her motion for the court to appoint a public defender was denied on the grounds that her monthly income exceeds the statutory limit to appoint public counsel. The hearing for both charges will be held on March 25.
ORIGINAL STORY: Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized more than 70 dogs on Tuesday, Jan. 28 -- mostly Doberman pinchers and French bulldogs -- from the Canis Maximus kennel, 6205 Beverleys Mill Road in Broad Run. More than 50 poultry and other companion animals were also removed.
Sgt. James Hartman of the FCSO said, “The dogs were found to be in inadequate conditions and suffering from neglect, without access to food and water. The dogs were seized and taken to the Fauquier SPCA for care and shelter. In addition, several deceased animals, both dogs and poultry, were located on the property.”
Irina Barrett, owner of Canis Maximus kennel, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of animal cruelty neglect.
Irina Barrett, 41, owner of the Canis Maximus kennel in Broad Run was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 28 on one felony charge of cruelty to animals resulting in death and one charge of misdemeanor neglect of companion animals, Hartman said.
Barrett was held on a $2,500 secured bond at the time of her arrest. Future charges are anticipated as the investigation continues, according to Hartman.
The police investigation began earlier this month, according to the search warrant, when a female Doberman pincher puppy named Yeva was left unclaimed at the Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Reisterstown, Maryland, and died there.
The Baltimore County Police Department conducted an investigation and determined that the dog exhibited signs of prolonged neglect. It was reported in the search warrant that the puppy was owned by Barrett.
The search warrant reveals that a Fauquier County deputy reported, “I have also viewed Yeva … which … appears emaciated and neglected …”
Hartman said that the deceased dog “was transferred to the Fauquier Health Department Agriculture Laboratory for necropsy. Animal Control deputies sought a search warrant for evidence of long-term cruelty and neglect possibly contributing to death. Preliminary results determined the dog did not receive adequate care and endured extreme suffering.”
The kennel has been accused of animal neglect before. In a Jan. 22 Fauquier Times article, Fauquier County humane investigator Hilleary Bogley said that she was the court-appointed humane investigator in January of 2013 during a contentious case of allegations of abuse and neglect at Canis Maximus, which at the time was requesting a special use permit by the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals.
In the report filed by Bogley, she described the kennel as a puppy mill -- defined by the Humane Society of the United States as an inhumane, commercial dog-breeding facility in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a low overhead and maximize profits.
Bogley’s report provided details about numerous medical issues in the dogs at the kennel, and cramped and filthy conditions.
Bogley’s report said, in part, “We … walked around the house to a room to the right of the garage where there were two 6-foot by 6-foot kennels. There was no ventilation in this room and again a strong stench of urine and feces filled the air. The walls were streaked in mud and feces. Both pens had urine-soaked newspapers with a good amount of urine and feces. The dogs were unable to get out of their own waste.
“In the first pen there were four teenage Doberman puppies all that had dirty bandages on their ears from a current ear cropping surgery. In the second pen there were eight teenage Great Dane puppies. Several of the Dane puppies looked underweight, acted fearful/unsocialized, and several had severe to moderate hair loss/lesions that appeared to be generalized demodectic mange.”
The report stated, “none of the dogs had food or water bowls or access to water and she [Barrett] explained that they make too big of a mess when they are permitted to have water so she only allows them to drink three or four times a day when she offers water.”
Bogley reported at the time that there were approximately 50 dogs housed at Barrett’s home.
Bogley recommended that the Board of Zoning Appeals allow Barrett to house no more than 12 dogs. The kennel owner sued Bogley and the foundation for $1.35 million for defamation in response to the report. Bogley said that the kennel owner ultimately surrendered 12 of her dogs to the Middleburg Humane Foundation for adoption. Her request for rezoning was denied 5-0. The lawsuit against Bogley and MHF was ultimately dismissed.
In the current investigation, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control received assistance from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fauquier County SPCA and the Virginia Attorney General’s Office Animal Law Unit.
Reach Robin Earl at [email protected]
|02-02-2020 08:25 AM|
She's out already. Posted bail and her Instagram page no longer has her kennel name listed. |
|01-29-2020 02:56 PM|
Unfortunately, it is happening all over again... https://www.facebook.com/49278207076...8353326204130/ |
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|10-20-2015 07:00 PM|
Irina Barrett's Lawsuit Against The Humane Inspector Is Dismissed
Two-and-a-half years later, Irina Barrett still hasn't given up trying to play the victim. Thankfully, Barrett's latest lawsuit against the humane inspector who discovered Barrett's puppy mill back in January of 2013 was dismissed today.
Hopefully, this is the end of that saga. Per the article, maybe Barrett has finally run out of lawyers that will take her cases.
Judge dismisses breeder’s defamation suit against humane inspector, MHF
|08-26-2015 12:08 AM|
|Jordie0587||Thought I'd bump this up for new members. Her website is EXTREMELY deceiving. I would have been fooled if I wasn't such a snob and would have asked multiple people.|
|10-18-2014 09:17 AM|
|mommyblaze3||Wow, what a salesman. Love how she posted her compliance reports... And, is advertising a new kennel project.|
|10-18-2014 06:56 AM|
Run, don't walk, from Irina Barrett and Canus Maximus
Even though Irina Barrett was denied a permit to continue breeding dogs at her home, Canis Maximus is, unfortunately, still going strong at the same location. There are large groups (10+) of dogs seen there regularly. In case she denies that in response to this post, take a look at her website. (Doberman Kennel CANIS MAXIMUS. European Dobermans. Doberman Puppies for sale. Schutzhund.).
You'll notice there is no address given for the kennel...no names given for anyone involved...not even a phone number. Ask yourself if a reputable, licensed breeder would have a website without the owner's name, the address of the kennel, or even a phone number. The lack of an address in particular, as well as no pictures that give a clue to where the kennel really is (i.e. identifiable buildings in the background), are to keep from giving the county the proof they are looking for that she is still running the business out of her house.
|08-10-2014 11:44 AM|
OMFG.. sorry Thank you Artemis for telling me about this thread.. and I was about to drive to Virginia to see one of their pup.... |
Irina.... please change career this just isnt for you. No wonder you said Pumpkin isnt clean at 6 months and hasn't learned any basic commands... a 6 month old that lives indoors with a real breeder, knows where to do its business and basic commands. How dare you even call yourself a breeder? These dogs are scarred for life ! I have a 8 month old puppy, I know the amount of time n dedication it takes to raise a doberman, I cant image what happens to its developing body if left in a crate for 6 months.
Breeding comes with passion and responsibility. You have neither.
Good luck in court!
|07-26-2014 08:33 PM|
|Fitzmar Dobermans||Who the hell compares a legal matter involving abused dogs to a plane shot down with almost 200 innocent people killed???? There is no comparison and I can't even get my head around that! Uggghhhh.......|
|07-26-2014 07:43 PM|
Originally Posted by wizoz View Post
I just know in my opinion, there is a special place in Hades for abusing and hurting innocent animals and/or innocent children.
PS: By the way, NO ONE reported "Russia shot down the Malaysian plane." It was reported within hours that it was the "Ukrainian separatists." Where they got the weapons is a different topic. Get your facts straight.
|07-26-2014 06:08 AM|
Originally Posted by SoCalDobe View Post
|07-26-2014 04:41 AM|
I think it is beyond hilarious that she says what happened to her could happen to 'us' too. |
Ummm hey lady no it can't because I respect all animals. I don't put them away till I need more something from them. My dogs sleep in a bed with the human of their choice that evening. Feces is removed promptly. from the yard I might add not a damp dark kennel. My dogs have access to sunlight and grass.
If in fact this was a bogus law suit as you claim.... Why is it taking so long to go away?
Therein lies the rub eh! Not so bogus. Sad thing from my POV is the number of dogs you'll potentially breed to pay your lawyer.
Why not do the world and yourself a favor and stop breeding. Go work for mcdonalds or Walmart.
|07-26-2014 04:16 AM|
Originally Posted by triciakoontz View Post
Irina, I am curious as to how you would explain those horrifying photos linked earlier. You say the reports are a lie, but it seems to me it would be difficult to fake the photos of the cramped, dank, dark hell that those dogs were in.
You are fighting tooth and nail to explain this away just like any other crappy breeder whose income depends on the broken down backs of the dogs they abuse. Get a real job.
|07-26-2014 01:16 AM|
Hahahahah....of course one believes both reports. You were supposed to clean up before the second inspection in order to keep the dogs you had left. Your mother flew over to help you clean up and brought another male dog with her. |
Honestly, C-Max, you think we wouldn't realize you simply cleaned up the mess that was reported in the first report before they came out again? You think you can double speak around facts....nope, no you can't.
Besides, didn't you move or is the new location on you site another lie, double shuffle or what? Let me go double check. Hmmm, says you still live in Virginian. Seems like I saw something about Washington D.C. or Maryland ...somewhere else???
|07-26-2014 12:17 AM|
|SoCalDobe||As I was reading Cmax reply I swear I heard Twilight Zone music playing in my head.|
|07-25-2014 11:47 PM|
Oh my horrors, just look closely at the puppies she's trying to sell now. Blow up some of the photos. Such sad expressions. Odd conformation. Depressing conditions (rock yard, tied to door handle, etc.) . Check out the scabby neck on this pup: |
|07-25-2014 08:28 PM|
CMax, I wouldn't dignify your utter crap by reading it. |
You are an animal abuser, plain and simple.
Folks are too smart here for you; you might try trolling the shallower end of the gene pool.
|07-25-2014 01:48 PM|
Originally Posted by CMax View Post
Hmmm what is that quote? There are none so blind and he who will not see? Something to that effect anyway....
My personal opinion... You're not a good breeder, and I hope karma catches up with you sooner rather than later!
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