This thread is my opportunity to speak out for my wonderful doberman puppy, Justice! I bought Justice from Kerwin Abels in Winston, MO in March 2012. At the time of purchase I was told the puppy had seen a vet twice, had current vaccinations and would be AKC registered. Since the time I purchased her I have had to have her treated for a severe case of roundworms, hookworms and coccidia. My hometown vet believes her tail was illegally docked at about 6 weeks of age without vet care. There was not enough skin left to properly cover the cartilage. She still has a badly scarred tail that has not fully healed. I still have not received her shot records or registration papers. Worst of all last week she underwent emergency surgery to save her leg and her life as infected abscesses were taking over her leg and she was septic. The emergency room vets and surgeons believes this infection entered through her tail. After 5 days of rest, drainage tubes, 4 medications and 7 stitches she is beginning to heal. We are praying for a clean bill of health later this week. We have spent over $2,500 on medical bills and after speaking to the breeder I was told he had another litter coming and I could return Justice and get a new puppy. I am currently working with the county humane society to have his property checked out and see what condition his animals are being kept in. How can I get the word out to potential buyers and how can we shut breeders like this down? Any suggestions appreciated!