February 22, 2011

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Dutchess SPCA seizes puppies from mall store

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Seven puppies were seized from Pet Fashion, a pet store at the Galleria mall in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  The warrant for the seizure was issued by the Town of Poughkeepsie and executed on Saturday.

The puppies were examined by a licensed SPCA veterinarian and are being held in isolation where they will receive ongoing medical care. Two of the dogs were in serious condition and required emergency medical care, the SPCA said. The puppies are not available for adoption.

The investigation was prompted by complaints that the store was selling animals showing signs of illness. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone who has purchased a puppy from Pet Fashion that has or had an infectious or contagious illness should contact the Dutchess SPCA’s Humane Law Department at 845-452-7722 ext 4.

“We are concerned about the health of these seven puppies and preventing the further spread of illness,” said SPCA Executive Director Joyce Garrity.


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