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“Poor Care of Animals. Poor customer interaction in Social Media” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dougherty Orchards

Dougherty Orchards
243 N Dougherty Rd, Cambridge City, IN 47327
765 478 5198
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Zoos, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Family owned and operated since 1883. We have a variety of apples, peaches, and other produce. The orchard also has a petting zoo, fresh cider, pick your own pumpkins/apples, and a variety of family friendly adventures. The Dougherty family is also happy to announce that we are beginning the development of a new grove of apple trees.
Muncie, Indiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Poor Care of Animals. Poor customer interaction in Social Media”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

i am horrified with this Orchard!!!! If you are going to use animals to draw in customers than you need to know ANIMAL HUSBANDRY. I was at your orchard today and discovered a DEAD RABBIT in your rabbit display. The NUMBER ONE ENEMY OF RABBITS IS THE HEAT!!!!! You have no shade, no constant source of fresh, cold water (a misting system would be great if no shade) and for shade you have used a METAL CULVERT. For God's sake, this is metal. And metal attracts HEAT!!!!! Get the picture. I know the dead rabbit died from heat stroke as it topped above 90 degrees. I am contacting the SPCA as I was advised local agencies would do nothing. This is animal abuse and cruelty. As having raised show rabbits for over a decade and having a degree in animal husbandry, you should be ashamed of yourselves. You have an obligation to know what you are doing and to do it correctly.

Instaed of addressing the concern they have not responded and placed blame. This is a continued pattern as you can see on the facebook page where they ignore customer inquires then blame" someone" else.

Visited September 2013
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Indiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful family place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We love Dougherty Orchard! We go every year. Our 10 anniversary trip to the orchard is coming up. They have amazing hot donuts & apple cider slushys. The petting zoo is really fun for the kids and it only cost $1 to get into the petting zoo! Well worth a buck. Lol can't wait to pick some delicious apples soon. If you haven't ever been you should go!

Visited September 2013
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Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Orchard in IN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, petting zoo. Cheap fun. We go here every year. Love it! They have so many animals in the petting zoo, perfect for litte ones. Its super cheap to buy food to feed them too

Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Clean, kids love it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have been several times, but the last time I went with my daughters class. They walked us through the behind the scenes things, which was very interesting. The petting zoo is very well kept, and the kids loved it!

Visited September 2011
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Knightstown, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Apples and Treats in Season.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Try the apple dumplings with ice cream or the hot apple donuts...yum. Unfortunately these are only offered weekends in season, but if we had them all the time, we'd be fatter than we already are!

Visited October 2011
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