|Sent on:||Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:23 AM|
When profits are involved,
it never ends well for the animals.
I am sorry to ruin your day with these photos, but there is a happier ending to this puppy store story.
The Dearborn Police Department provided nearly 90 photos taken during two search warrant visits to Pet Station in Dearborn Heights Mi. Some were taken on 9/17/10 where they discovered ill puppies and soiled pans in the dog room. The remaining were taken on 6/10/11 where they found a deceased frog, bearded drag, and fish.
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Sgt. Terri Smith lead this investigation after they received a complaint from a customer who visited the store when it first opened and found the dog room closed off with condensation on the door. The dogs were overheating – panting. The room had a heavy odor of urine and feces. Feces was smeared on the plexiglass windows. One puppy was found dead! The employees waited on customers before attending to the puppy, then they just threw the puppy in a bag without even checking the status.
Ramzi Dakhlallah was arrested, charged and eventually sentenced to 5 years probation, restitution to-be-determined (over $10,000) and 20 hours of community service. He is not allowed to possess, harbor, sell, import, breed, or transport animals during this probation period. If he violates his probation, he could go to jail.
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Photo Credits: Dearborn Police Department