A high-end pet store in New York, offering pedigreed puppies and adult dogs, is under fire after damning video was taken showing alleged mistreatment of dogs who are in the store’s care. The Humane Society of the United States released the video this week and the footage from their two-month undercover investigation of the Chelsea Kennel Club is disturbing.
The animal-welfare agency’s undercover footage appears to show sickly puppies and others who are suffering from injuries.
According to Thursday’s publication of the New York Daily News, one pet owner (who has chosen to remain anonymous) claims that her $4,500 puppy, purchased from the Chelsea Kennel Club, died just six days after she brought him home.
According to Friday’s Chelsea Now, Dana Derragh, the store owner, disputes the claims and insists that she is an animal lover who would never hurt the pets who are in her care. In fact, she has stated that she is speaking to a lawyer about the defamation of her character by the HSUS.
Meanwhile, animal-welfare advocates have instigated protests outside of Derragh’s store. According to Their Turn, within days of the undercover video’s release, protestors entered the store and walked outside with signs, in an effort to enlighten potential customers to the alleged abuse at the business.
(Image and video HSUS)
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