Pet Buyers Accuse Petland Of Selling Sick Puppies

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A putative class action filed Monday accuses national pet store chain Petland Inc. of misleading customers by selling unhealthy and sick puppies from puppy mills instead of using only reputable breeders as the company claimed.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, alleges that Petland violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by fraudulently maintaining that its puppies were from U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved professional and hobby breeders, when in actuality they were raised in decrepit conditions at contracted...
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