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R&R Research Adds to List of Violations

August 16, 2009


According to the United States House of Agriculture (USDA) inspection report, R&R Research has added two new violations in 2009 to its long list of violations

March 17, 2009

A dog was acquired from a third-party, who stated she had gotten the dog 7-8 years ago from Greenville, MI.  R&R Research was told to stop accepting any dog or cat that was not born and raised on the property of those surrendering the animal and from those who do not hold a current and valid dealer license.


July 6, 2009

Three dogs were acquired from an individual, and the house number was not included on the acquisition information. R&R was reminded that each dealer shall make, keep, and maintain records which fully and correctly disclose the address of the person from whom dogs were acquired.


R&R Research's numerous violations over the past five years have mostly involved the taking of animals from the general public. Specifically, there were three violations on this issue in the past three years, plus other violations.  Because these violations regarding the unlawful obtainment of animals continue to occur, Lake Haven believes it is appropriate for the USDA to revoke its license. 


What can you do?


If you haven't already, click here to urge the USDA to shut down R&R Research.  


New!  Click here to ask the 11 members of the Michigan House Agriculture Committee to set "Koda's Law - House Bill 4663" for a hearing and vote.  If passed, "Koda's Law" would ban pound seizure from class b dealers in Michigan altogether. 


Click here for more information on this issue.


Join Lake Haven for Fun August Events!

August 13, 2009


Don't let summer pass you by without joining Lake Haven at one of our fun and exciting August events!  In addition to our Saturday Adoption Days at PetSmart, we are participating in two fun-filled events on Saturday, August 22nd. 


Saturday Adoption Days


Dogs are available to meet and adopt without an appointment! Volunteers will be on hand to assist with the adoption process, many of whom have fostered our rescued friends.


When: Saturday, August 15th from 12-3 PM & Saturday, August 22nd from 12-3PM

Where: The PetSmart in Grandville, MI (click for directions)

Lake Haven Contact: Gretchen (


Younkers Kids Day


This fun event will feature animal face painting, games and store discounts.  Lake Haven will be on hand for the "Precious Pets" activities and experiences.  Some of our available pets will be there to love and adopt!  Check out the preview of the event broadcast on the WZZM13 show Take Five & Company, featuring a dog adopted from Lake Haven.  


When: Saturday, August 22nd from 12-3PM

Where: Younkers at Rivertown Crossing Mall in Grandville, MI

Lake Haven Contact: Toni (

Dogarama Festival


Dogarama - A Festival For Your Pets! is an all-day event in downtown Zeeland full of activities for people to do with their dogs. Lake Haven will host a booth with some pets available for adoption.  The focus of Lake Haven's booth will be pet overpopulation and the importance of spay and neuter.  We will also be showcasing our adoption success stories.  For a complete list of the day's events, click here.


When: Saturday, August 22nd from 8:30AM-4:30PM

Where: Downtown Zeeland

Lake Haven Contact: Laurie (

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