New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a deceptive trade practices lawsuit against pet store Shake-a-Paw. The suit alleges the pet store unlawfully sold sick and injured puppies at both of its Long Island locations after falsely advertising the animals as healthy, fabricated health certificates, and refused to reimburse customers for veterinary bills. The New York AG’s office is seeking restitution for the victims of the store’s deceptive trade practices, civil penalties, as well as a permanent injunction barring Shake-a-Paw and its owners from conducting any animal-related business in the State of New York.
[To accompany State Case Law Update "New York Attorney General Seeks to Shut Down Pet Store that Sold Sick and Injured Puppies" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 118.]