A Long Island pet rescue has been accused of selling sick dogs to families and breaking owners’ hearts.
A court has ordered Precious Pups, a Calverton dog rescue, to close its doors after many complaints that neglected dogs were being taken in and resold. The rescue is accused of taking in dozens of dogs from kill shelters nationwide, then re-selling them with adoption fees that range from $300 to $600, much more than a typical rescue fee.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said complaints came in that Precious Pups adopted out sick dogs that they claimed were healthy. Claims of animals who died of starvation just hours after being adopted, sick and emaciated animals flooded the state attorney general’s office. “The representations they made about the health of the dogs, that they received veterinary treatment were all false,” said Schneiderman. “We subpoenaed them, they refused to comply with the subpoena.”
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Animal Rescue advocates say that Precious Pups is not a rescue, but a dog flipping operation. (Continued…)