http://www.columbustopdogs.com/, had the resources to trace these numbers, I gave her a call. Within minutes, she knew Frankie's story. She traced her to one of the most notorious " puppy millers" in Minnesota, named Wanda McDuffee Kretzman, who has a long list of cruelty violations against her by the AWA (Animal Welfare Association)(see: http://www.againstpuppymills.org). Last summer, when she was raided by USDA inspectors, she housed 800 dogs! 6 of those dogs were randomly pulled for health checks. ALL 6 dogs suffered from SEVERE dental disorders and gum infections similar to Frankie's! Wanda was ORDERED to have all 6 dogs treated by a veterinarian immediatley. It's no mystery that gum infections and abscessed teeth are extremely painful. What about the other 794 dogs!!!! Between Nancy Minion, (animal welfare agent in Minnesota), and Mary Oconner Shaver, I found out that on November 21st,2009, Wanda had shipped 200 of these puppymill dogs to Farmerstown,OH to be auctioned of for next to nothing. Class B dog dealers may purchase these dogs for $1.00 to $10.00, and turn around and sell them to animal testing facilities for around $50.00 per dog. Here, the dogs have horrendous experiments performed on them WITHOUT anesthesia. Consumer product research is a common practice that uses dogs for "guinea pigs", so to speak. I believe Frankie escaped from one of these facilities, due to the abnormal shavings on her back and abdomen.