Animal Rescue Group Accused of Selling Sick Puppies at PetSmart

New Jersey State SPCA Police is looking for anyone who purchased puppies from Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey at PetSmart on Route 1 in North Brunswick on or about Oct. 31.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:38 AM EDT
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Animal welfare officials have accused an animal rescue group of selling sick puppies.      

The New Jersey State SPCA Police is looking for anyone who purchased puppies from Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey at PetSmart on Route 1 in North Brunswick on or about Oct. 31.      

The NJSPCA Police received 3 separate complaints from families whose pups tested positive for canine parvovirus. Two of the puppies died and a third recovered after extensive treatment.      

The NJSPCA Police issued 5 animal cruelty charges against Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey owner Christine Yurgel. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 21.      

Anyone who bought the puppies should call the organization at 800-582-5979.    

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