A week after the city began investigating an Upper East Side dog seller for alleged animal abuse, the Humane Society is urging the state not to renew the shop’s license.
American Kennels on East 62nd St. came under fire after a stab by the Humane Society allegedly revealed “at least one dead puppy, sick puppies being sold to customers, and up to 20 pups at a time in the store’s ‘sickrooms'” was. according to the report of the animal welfare group.
An undercover investigator with a hidden camera worked at the Store near Lexington Avenue. from October to December and documented the conditions, the nonprofit claimed.
The Humane Society sent a letter to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets on December 21.
“We are requesting that American Kennels not receive an extension of its state license until the active investigation results are completed by the city authorities,” the letter said.
The city health department “issued an injunction on December 10th banning the sale of animals, and the order was changed on December 17th to allow the sale of certain dogs that were no longer part of the ministry’s investigation” .
The prosecution “does not want to confirm or deny” whether they are investigating American Kennels.
American Kennels rejects the allegations.