Since this Pepsi Pup scam has been hitting the media, I have been getting contacted by people who have had dealings with Lea Kaydus.
Not a single person has had a positive experience.
Ever wonder what you can buy with $50,000 from Pepsi?
A puppy mill! A puppy mill from Pepsi, won by exploiting special needs children.
And even if it was voted upon as training for 10 dogs to be placed with 10 children, don’t worry! Global Giving will let you change it.
No problem. Now you don’t need to worry about those children upon whose backs you won the $50,000. Now you can build a puppy mill, and just call it “the spirit of the grant”!
Wonder what is happening with Animals For Autism / Siberian Snow Babies? Here are some snippets from people who have dealt with her :
“To make matter’s worse, the puppy almost died, it was so sick with worms”
“…none of the dogs there have ever been trained. They aren’t house broken much less trained as service dogs.”
“Lea’s told people the recipients misunderstood her intentions of the grant money. The service dogs were to be given free of charge but the winners had to pay for training.”
“Never did allow us to go in and see the parents.”
“The weird part was she requested we make the check payable to her husband George Kaydus.”
Want to see what $50,000 from Pepsi buys?
I also notice a new fence. Looking through public records we found the request for a variance to build the fence. That’s a mighty big one. Must have cost quite a bit also. Funny thing is….she couldn’t even afford to feed the dogs. She had to put them in emergency shelters. I wonder who paid for that fence? I CAN afford to pay for food for my pets and there is no way I could pay for that big of a fence.
To responsible breeders I would like to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry I promoted Lea Kaydus during the Pepsi Refresh Grant. I’m sorry I asked people to vote for her. I’m sorry I voted for her. I’m sorry I used all the Power Codes she sent me to vote for her. I’m sorry.
To legitimate service dog organizations I would also like to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry if the scam wrought by Lea Kaydus is calling into question any of your good intentions to help people with disabilities.