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Pet store owners want charges dropped

Owners of a Reno puppy store facing felony animal abuse and practicing veterinary medicine without a license appeared in court Wednesday to answer those charges. Instead they asked the charges be dropped.

Posted: Wed 6:37 PM, Sep 18, 2019 | Modified: Thu 2:30 PM, Sep 19, 2019

Puppy store arrests could prompt moratorium

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says she is calling a special meeting to discuss pet stores following the arrests of the owners of a local store on charges of abuse.

Posted: Wed 6:43 PM, Sep 11, 2019 | Modified: Wed 7:28 PM, Sep 11, 2019

Puppy store arrests renew calls for a ban

The arrests of the owners of a Reno puppy store this week have focused public attention on the issue of animal welfare and puppy mills and renewed calls for a ban on retail sales.

Posted: Fri 6:46 PM, Sep 06, 2019 | Modified: Mon 9:52 AM, Sep 09, 2019

Puppies Plus owners indicted by Washoe County Grand Jury

The owners of Puppies Plus are under indictment for not properly taking care of their animals. The two face multiple counts including practicing veterinary medicine without a license, and animal torture.

Posted: Wed 6:35 PM, Sep 04, 2019 | Modified: Thu 9:14 AM, Sep 05, 2019

Store Agrees to Stop Selling Puppies

"There are so many animals in a puppy mill. Anywhere from a couple of dozen to perhaps even as many as a thousand. They are not going to be fed properly, they are not going to be groomed, they are not going to have oral hygiene care," said Howard.

This reality has forced Joe Young to make a change. He announced Wednesday that he has converted Pets R Us into a pet supply store instead of a pet store. "We'll carry pet foods, pet treats, organic food, toys and apparel for dogs and cats," said Young.

By Colin Lygren | Posted: Wed 7:02 PM, Oct 22, 2014 | Updated: Thu 4:44 AM, Oct 23, 2014

Pet Store Investigation Results Released

According to the report, Dr. Kostecki's medical records of the animals were often insufficient, medications stored and prescribed for the animals weren't well-marked and directions to the staff were incomplete.
The board also says the vet may have sacrificed fully caring for the puppies because of financial and profit considerations of the pet store.

By Terri Russell | Updated: Thu 8:43 PM, Aug 21, 2014

Animal Control Looks To Update Codes

Animal Control is looking to change some of its codes that are nearly ten years old.

Specifically, besides exotic pets, they are also looking at puppy mills, pet shops and dangerous dog codes they want to update.

By Terri Russell | Posted: Wed 6:58 PM, Aug 20, 2014

Reno City Council Takes Action on Several Topics

An amendment to Title 4 was unanimously approved, it suspends the acceptance of business license applications for pet stores that include the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits. The suspension allows City of Reno staff the time to work with Washoe County to establish new application requirements. The moratorium will last a maximum of 180 days.

By staff | Posted: Thu 7:02 AM, Apr 17, 2014 | Updated: Thu 7:03 AM, Apr 17, 2014

KOLO 8 News Now Investigates Pet Store Claims

Warning: some pictures in the story might be disturbing. Employee outrage over the conditions of local puppy stores has highlighted holes in Nevada law governing pet shops. Employees have come forward revealing what they call filthy conditions.

By Angela Chen | Posted: Thu 10:01 AM, Jan 30, 2014 | Updated: Thu 8:07 AM, May 22, 2014

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