PETA Leads Police to an Unsanitary New Jersey Pet Store

July 2003

A man who bought a sick puppy from Animals & Things in New Jersey contacted PETA to report unsanitary conditions at the store. The puppy had lived in a feces-filled cage and spent more than a week at the vet with pneumonia. The health inspector who oversees pet stores promptly investigated after our call and said that the store was the worst she had seen. She cited the owners for unsanitary conditions.

Read more about the problems with pet stores.

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