Popular Long Island Shake A Paw pet store bans selling puppies in both locations

A popular Long Island pet store is now prohibited from selling puppies at its two locations in Lynbrook and Hicksville.

It comes after the attorney general sued the store last week for allegedly selling sick puppies to unconscious customers.

Chelsea Halupa, from Massapequa, was one of those clients. She and her family bought a bloodhound named Blue in 2017.
“He was a lanky, lanky sleuth,” said Halupa. “She was a big mush.”
Blue was diagnosed with kidney disease shortly after his purchase and died at just 4 years old.

The state attorney general obtained a court order prohibiting the two Shake A Paw stores from buying or adopting new animals for resale.

It also requires a vet appointed by the Attorney General to examine all current puppies and freeze Shake A Paw’s bank accounts to potentially pay restitution to those affected.

A statement from Shake A Paw read in part, “The Nassau County SPCA has inspected Shake A Paw’s facilities and found them to be fully compliant. Inspections by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets also found no violations of annual inspections. The attorney general’s findings are based on 100 customer complaints. This figure represents 0.5 or 1% of all sales of Shake A Paw.

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