The owners, however, claim they are saving animals lives and plan to fight to reopen. The owner of Precious Pups, Laura Zambito, turned down a request by CBS News to see most of the 75 dogs she said are there. Zambito called the case a personal vendetta by opponents. “We will be telling the truth in court. We will be presenting the facts with our attorney. So there is no further comment,” she said.
For now the dogs will be cared for at Precious Pups until a hearing next Tuesday. The attorney general said his investigation is underway to determine if fraud occurred and if conditions at the rescue endanger animals. The restraining order prevents Precious Pups from selling, adopting out or fostering any dogs until it complies with the attorney general’s demands for documents and records.