Kimi Peck throws judgment at everybody. Steals people’s dogs, puppies. Operates illegal kennels. Kimi Peck said on the news that she refuses to give puppies back to their rightful owner because Ms. Peck claims the owner is negligent. Ms. Peck criticizes people for abandoning their animals and claims that she’s the hero saving them. Hoardingchihuahuas believes it’s horrible to abandon animals. However, who is Kimi Peck to judge? Did Kimi Peck not abandon her adult sons when they were babies? According to one of her sons she did. It’s bad to abandon animals but it’s worse to abandon your own children. Kimi throwing judgment at others is similar to the POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
Animal Control director, Guy Shaw, confirmed why many hoarders move to Kern County and set up shop. He also confirmed why he and many of his animal control officers should take some courses relating to animal hoarding. Mr. Shaw stated that Ms. Peck does not fit the description of an animal hoarder. In other words, Mr. Shaw claims that hundreds of animals confined to cages/pens 24/7 for the remainder of their lives is ok as long as the cages are cleaned and there is food/water….HELLLLOOOO, GUY SHAW…WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CRAP LIVING IN YOUR COMMUNITY!!!!! A hoarder is a person who has more animals than they can properly handle. Kimi Peck cannot afford proper vet care on all of her 200 plus special need dogs. She cannot properly exercise the 200 plus dogs confined to cages/pens 24/7. She does not have the proper amount of workers to properly care for the animals. She refuses to apply for the proper permits to operate a rescue operation even though she’s been collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. She cannot afford to pay for individual licenses. Not to leave out that Kern County Animal Control has ignored many complaints regarding Ms. Peck over the years and when they do an inspection, they give her ample notice. Let’s hope that Kern County sends Guy Shaw to a different department and pray they hire a caring Animal Control Director who understands hoarding. Until then, Kern County will continue to be a HOARDER’S HAVEN…So, hoarders, you know where you are welcome…
See a similarity? Maybe people believed Peck’s BS in Burbank; however, check out the similarities in the stories. Here’s CBS Bakersfield’s story from today: Animal rescuer says she will end Kern County operation Story Updated: Nov 20, 2009 at 7:01 PM PST By Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News Video BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — Animal rescuer Kimi Peck will end her operation and said she is now trying to place about 150 dogs elsewhere. Peck is now in a facility near Bear Valley Springs but said she will likely leave Kern County. "I’m shutting down the Dog Angels and Chihuahua Rescue immediately," Peck said. "I’m giving up my 501(c)3, and I’ll look back on the last 15 years as a horrible time in my life." As of Friday, Peck said she had more than 200 dogs at the facility. Friday morning, a group visited the large home and warehouse off Bear Valley Road. Peck said they were from Humane Society of the United States, but they immediately left when Eyewitness News arrived. Peck said they had toured the facility, and they’re ready to help. "They went through all the dogs, evaluated them, and they said they’re in excellent condition," Peck said. "They’re going to do everything they could to help me find other sanctuary for them." Contacted by phone in Washington D.C., Humane Society spokeswoman Rachel Querry said she had no knowledge of a group from her organization being at Peck’s place. Querry said she would check at the state level. Peck said the group will try to "come up with a plan" for two large rescue groups to take 50 dogs each, and she hopes another 50 can be placed with individual rescuers. Peck said she plans to keep 46 dogs she is close to who are old and not adoptable. Those dogs live inside the house, and looking through a bedroom window, Peck named off several dogs on her large bed. "I’ll keep the old ones and the biters," she said. Of the 150 dogs in the warehouse, Peck said many of them are also biters and very aggressive. She demonstrated, putting a fist near one pen where a couple small dogs bared their teeth. Peck said she had adopted out a couple dozen dogs in the past couple weeks. She listed some border collies and Australian shepherd puppies. A Los Angeles woman had contacted Eyewitness News, saying she had tried to adopt a dog from Peck. Robin Givens said she was met with continued delays as Peck required more paperwork. Peck said that dog was delivered to Givens in Beverly Hills on Thursday, and Givens confirmed to Eyewitness News that she did get the dog. Julie Feiner, also from the Los Angeles area, has tried for months to get back two small Chihuahua puppies that she turned over to Peck’s rescue. Feiner said the puppies were born to a small dog that had died. That dog belonged to her mother, and Feiner said she had tried to convince her elderly mother not to let the dog have puppies. Feiner hoped to save the new puppies and wanted Peck’s rescue to find a nursing mother dog. But, when she figured the puppies were probably weaned, Feiner said she couldn’t get them back from Peck. Peck said the two puppies had health problems, and there were delays getting them spayed and neutered. She refused to turn the puppies back over to Feiner. On Friday, Peck said the two tiny Chihuahua puppies had been sent "out of state" to an adoptive home. Peck had previously lived in a large home near Tehachapi where she had some 200 dogs. Kern County officials had ordered her out of that location, saying it violated zoning rules. County officials have been keeping an eye on her operation off Bear Valley Road, too. That house is the same place where accused animal abuser Cynthia Gudger was found with some 50 animals in filthy conditions in July 2008. Peck said the house is now in foreclosure, and she expects it will go to auction in a couple weeks. Asked if she will go someplace else in Kern County, Peck said "no." "I don’t belong in Kern County," Peck said. "It’s not my cup of tea." Peck said she’ll go back to writing movie screenplays, and she wants to end her time as a rescuer. "I’ll go back to my real life again, and try not to regret this experience," she said. Now go to the next page and read a story from the Burbank Leader in 2005…
Dog house is emptying, owner says Published: Last Updated Wednesday, August 2, 2006 8:05 AM PDT Mark R. Madler The owner of a controversial dog shelter is meeting a court order to reduce the number of dogs kept at her facility in preparation for a move out of the city, the woman’s attorney said in court Monday. But advertisement former volunteers say she is hoarding animals, and will continue to do so. Chihuahua Rescue owner Kimi Peck placed more than 100 dogs Sunday, giving them to foster homes and other rescue organizations, leaving her with only 88 dogs left, said Shannon Keith, Peck’s lawyer, who informed Superior Court Commissioner Kirkland R. Nyby Monday. Peck acknowledged that before the placement of dogs Sunday, she had 284 Chihuahuas housed at her rescue, but that is 50 more than the city’s limit of 234 dogs, said Burbank Police Lt. Bruce Spiers, head of the Burbank Animal Shelter. In June, Peck pleaded no contest in Burbank Superior Court to a municipal code violation of insufficient record keeping for the animals at her shelter and agreed to move the facility out of the city. Peck has an Oct. 26 deadline to shut down her facility in the 400 block of Moss Street. "I’m tired of rescuing," Peck said. "I’m retiring and I’m going to start a sanctuary. I do specialize in dogs that aren’t adoptable. Bring me a dog that’s 15 years old that has six months to live; that’s who I want to take care of." Peck and Chihuahua Rescue gained national attention in August 2003 when they took legal action in a case of 175 feral Chihuahuas taken from a ranch in Acton. A Los Angeles County judge later ruled that Peck’s group could have the dogs placed into foster homes rather than euthanizing them. Former volunteers at Chihuahua Rescue paint a different portrait of Peck — the former daughter-in-law of late actor Gregory Peck — as someone who hoards rather than rescues animals and keeps them in neglected and dirty condition. Former volunteers alleged that Peck is only placing animals now to satisfy the court order, but will continue hoarding them wherever she ends up outside of Burbank. Up to 350 dogs had been at the shelter at one time, creating squalid conditions, they said. Outside the Burbank courthouse Monday, a group of ex-shelter workers held up large color photographs they claimed were taken at the shelter showing multiple animals living in cramped feces-filled cages. Mark Hohne, a veterinarian who worked at the shelter, left after a year because he couldn’t take the smell of the dogs whose cages were not cleaned, he said. "She kept it clean initially to make it so I wouldn’t see what was happening," Hohne said. Peck counter-charged the volunteers were disgruntled people with an ax to grind and that she has adopted out thousands of dogs over the past decade. "This is misdirected," Peck said. "They should go after the breeders and the people who abandon and abuse their animals, not the rescuer who is merely a Band-Aid." The ex-volunteers were in court in hopes of getting Nyby to order Peck to put the remaining dogs up for adoption rather than just transfer the animals to another location. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was ready to begin screening of applicants who wanted some of the dogs, said Rene Barge, an attorney representing the ex-volunteers. Instead, after a nearly 90-minute wait, they witnessed an update on how many animals remained at the shelter and Nyby setting an Aug. 17 status date for the case. "I was hoping the court would take more of a stance," said Alissa Stohlgren, a volunteer who left the rescue facility last fall. "But we’ll be back."
Kimi Peck hides her, what many people believe, hoarding addiction behind websites that paint a picture of a wonderful rescuer with a beautiful ‘sanctuary’. Here’s another victim duped by Ms. Peck’s websites and lies.
Women spar over puppies Story Updated: Nov 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM PST By Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News Video BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — An angry woman wants two puppies back from the animal rescue run by Kimi Peck. Julie Feiner went to Peck’s facility near Bear Valley Springs this week, but Peck called police and refused to give up the dogs. Feiner said she turned over the tiny puppies to a Chihuahua rescue volunteer this spring. She said the agreement was the rescue would let the puppies nurse with a mother dog, and she could have them back when they were weaned. Feiner said the rescue went back on that agreement. Peck said she didn’t know about this agreement. Feiner said she tried repeatedly to call the volunteer. At first, the volunteer said the puppies were fine, then when Feiner wanted them back, her calls were not returned. She eventually got a call through to Peck. But she couldn’t get the dogs back, so she went to the rescue. When Feiner got there Tuesday morning, several young workers were outside the house and warehouse on Bear Valley Road. They were waiting for Peck to return and unlock the doors. One girl reached another worker by phone, and they apparently forwarded a message to Peck, who then called police. Peck came back to the house, along with an officer from the Stallion Springs Police Department and Kern County Sheriff’s Department. The officers got statements from Feiner but said the situation was a "civil matter." Feiner insisted she had an agreement to get the puppies back, when she took them to a shopping center in Santa Clarita and handed them over to the volunteer. "I gave her two puppies from a litter that my mom had," Feiner said. "Under the agreement, I gave her $200 so that they could nurse off a lactating female dog." Feiner said she’d call the volunteer every couple weeks and got details about the puppy and the foster mother dog. After a couple months, she thought it was time to get the puppies back, but the volunteer stopped returning her calls. Then she got a call through to Peck. "She said, ‘If you give me $3,000, you can have the puppies, if you give me $3,000,’" Feiner said. When Peck returned to the rescue facility with the officers, she refused to talk to Feiner and insisted she leave the property. Asked if she would return the puppies, Peck said no. "It’ll be a cold day in hell before I turn over two healthy, innocent puppies to somebody who killed the mother," Peck said. "It’s not going to happen." Feiner said it was her 73-year-old mother whose 9-year-old Chihuahua had the litter this spring, and it died soon after the puppies were born. Feiner called her mother an "irresponsible" pet owner, and that’s why she removed the two surviving puppies. Feiner said she asked the volunteer to call her elderly mother and "lecture" her about the situation. But, Peck doesn’t believe that. "We get all sorts of stories, we never get the truth from these people," she said. She called Feiner a "stalker" because she continually tried to call the rescue volunteer. Eyewitness News called the volunteer to ask about the number of contacts by Feiner, but there’s been no response by the volunteer so far. Peck brought out the tiny, gray Chihuahua puppies after she made Feiner leave the property. Peck said she personally bottle-fed the tiny puppies for weeks. Feiner wonders about the nursing mother dog she was promised. Peck said the dogs needed medical care, and she provided that, too. And, did Peck at one point say Feiner could get the dogs back, if she paid the vet bill? "I was making a point," Peck told Eyewitness News. "It was rhetorical." Feiner had looked around the house and warehouse at the rescue, and she was not satisfied with what she saw. "All I see are empty bowls down there," she said, pointing to the warehouse. "I don’t see any water bowls." The girls who had arrived to work at the facility defended the conditions at the rescue, saying the dogs were well cared for and insisting some animals had been taken to the Los Angeles area to be adopted out. Feiner said she had given the puppies to Chihuahua Rescue, impressed by its Web site. But, she’s seen more reports on Web sites that worry her. "I did all this research about her," Feiner said. "Horrific facilities, and what she puts them all through." Peck countered that those reports are lies. Peck did have her rescue facility with nearly 200 dogs in a large home in Tehachapi for a couple years, until Kern County Supervisors ordered her to move from that site or get a permit. They ruled the operation violated zoning laws in that location. That was February. By June, Peck had moved herself and the dogs into the property on Bear Valley Road. It’s the same home where accused animal hoarder Cynthia Gudger was found with dozens of animals in filthy conditions in July 2008. Peck said an adoptive home has been lined up for the chihuahua puppies. "The dogs have a wonderful home already," Peck said. "They’re just waiting to be spayed and neutered. When my vet says they’re big enough, then that will be done." But, Feiner doesn’t believe that. She’s convinced Peck will keep the puppies. Feiner said she’s looking for an attorney who can help her get the puppies back.
We have been working very hard to help the animals in Kimi Peck’s ‘care’. Many people are now seeing and understanding the reality of ‘rescuer’ Kimi Peck’s ‘sanctuary’. Here are just a few of the ‘HEADLINERS’ pertaining to ‘rescuer’ or, as many of us see her, HOARDER, Kimi Peck: -Fine line between disgusting, criminal animal caretaking -County official says Kern woman has an illegal animal shelter -Tehachapi woman living with 200 dogs faces action by the county -Dog fight brewing in Tehachapi -How many dogs is too many -County seeks to shut Tehachapi home with 170 dogs -Neighbor files for restraining order against Tehachapi dog rescuer -Tehachapi woman, 200 dogs face foreclosure -Local animal rescuer again in legal trouble
First, thank you all for visiting our site. In response to many e-mails, please understand that we, former volunteers and others of Kimi Peck, HAVE contacted many animal rights groups including, ASPCA, HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) and PETA. Neither has stepped up to the plate to help as a matter of fact, HSUS and ASPCA have continually IGNORED our pleas for their help and others pleas for help since 2005. We have spent much of our time and money exposing Kimi Peck for one reason only, TO HELP THE ANIMALS IN HER CARE and to expose a possible animal hoarder. In addition, Kern County officials have also ignored MANY MANY complaints from Kimi Peck’s former concerned Tehachapi neighbors and people who have worked for Kimi in Tehachapi for five (5) years. With that said, we appreciate your positive feedback and for your concern about her animals. We encourage all to write letters to Kern County Animal Control, too, in addition to the other animal rights organizations. Do expect, however, that Kern County officials will continue to ignore your complaints because the few times they do inspections, they give her notice and the inspections are conducted under Kimi Peck’s terms. Kern County animal control, as we mentioned, claim that Ms. Peck’s hundreds of animals are ‘well cared for’ (even though she’s been behind on licenses) and former Kern County Animal Control ‘big shot’, Denise Haynes, has even had lunch with ‘rescuer’ Kimi Peck. Denise Haynes has said that all of Kimi Peck’s charges and convictions in criminal court are just ‘HERE SAY’.
Yes, again, ‘rescuer’ Peck will have to move her ‘sanctuary’ of over 200 animals. She continues to blame the world for her negligence; however, she asks the world to bail her out, anyway. She wants YOU to buy the property for her. What she continues NOT to tell the world is that she has been legally forced to close many ‘sanctuaries’. Was legally forced out of Los Angeles and is on their Do Not Adopt List. Has many charges and convictions stemming from her ‘rescuing’ efforts. And, well, in many people’s opinion is an animal hoarder.
Tehachapi woman, 200 dogs face foreclosure Last Update: 8:20 am A Tehachapi woman living with more than 200 dogs may be forced to move again. Kimi Peck moved into a home on 20 acres in Cummings Valley, once occupied by accused animal hoarder Anita Gilbert. Now the property has fallen into foreclosure. It was set to be auctioned Monday morning on the steps of Bakersfield City Hall. "Well, I knew it was coming,” Peck said. ”I just didn’t know how soon. That’s just how my life is these days.” "Let’s just hope someone steps up and helps. Let’s hope somebody gives a damn about these animals." The home auction has been delayed until Dec. 2, giving Peck and her helpers one month of additional breathing room. "I think it’s all lies," said 20-year-old dog helper Brandi Linch. "If she were a hoarder I would not be here." Peck’s accountant, Susan Marlowe, bought the home years ago and Peck says she was supposed to move in before Gudger got there. "The next thing I know she moves this woman, whose real name I don’t know, with a lot of cats," Peck said. "So that eliminated the possibility of me moving over here." Peck’s trouble began while living on a nearby, 23-acre Tehachapi home where neighbors complained of wafting smells and loud barking. Code compliance officers inspected the home and determined Peck needed a conditional use permit that would qualify her for running a kennel on the property. Peck failed to meet a compliance deadline to obtain the permit and county supervisors fined her $5,000 in March. Peck said she ran onto financial hard times and was unable to make mortgage payments, sending her to the home owned by Marlowe. Peck blames the controversy swirling around her on Marlowe’s ex-husband, Los Angeles real estate developer Michael Goland, who Peck says is trying to sabotage her dog-rescuing efforts. It’s a claim Goland adamantly denied in a telephone interview in June. But Peck’s problems with the county continue. Animal Control officials fined her for failing to license and vaccinate the 200 dogs living with her. Peck said she welcomed the tickets because she wants to take her battle to court. "I hope this whole county is happy with what they have done to a well-meaning, wonderful individual who gave up her life to help a bunch of dogs that nobody wanted," Peck said. "That’s the bottom line."