YPSILANTI TWP., MI – Two dead puppies were among dozens of animals taken from a pet store in Ypsilanti Township on Friday.
Animal cruelty investigators took five more puppies, more than 40 reptiles and dozens of small mammals from Pet City Pets to Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti Township on February 14, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said in A press release. Some of the small mammals included rats, said communications director Wendy Welch.
HSHV has found parvovirus, an infectious gastrointestinal illness in dogs, in sick and recently deceased puppies, the statement said. All of the puppies are currently quarantined in the humanitarian company and are receiving the necessary medical treatment and care to watch for new cases, officials said.
The animals were removed from the pet store based on anonymous intelligence, the press release said. Some animals were captured on the basis of “alleged poor condition”.
âThere have been many complaints about Pet City Pets over the years,â COO Matt Schaecher said in a statement. âIt’s a terribly sad situation for all animals. Puppies are at risk for parvovirus. It is a fact. The concern here is what kind of veterinary care the puppies have received, what has been done to. stop the disease from spreading to other puppies and what standard of care the rest of the animals were receiving.
The investigation is ongoing, Welch said. The humanitarian company can refer cases to the prosecutor’s office for legal action.
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