Nassau SPCA: Owner of Merrick Puppy Store Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges
Local News, Pets & Animal, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: March 02 2018
Robert Lawrence of Woodmere, 40, is charged with keeping an injured 6 month-old Labrador Retriever caged in establishment's basement, cops say.
Nassau County SPCA announces the arrest of the owner of The Puppy Store in Merrick for Animal Cruelty.
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Merrick, NY - March 2, 2018 - The Nassau County SPCA announces the arrest of the owner of The Puppy Store in Merrick, NY for Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance, a class A misdemeanor.
On January 30, responding to a complaint, Nassau County SPCA detectives visited The Puppy Store. They observed a cage in the basement with an approximately 6 month old Labrador Retriever inside unable to walk. The dog was transported by Nassau County detectives to a veterinarian for immediate care.
Nassau County SPCA detectives conducted an investigation and today they arrested Robert Lawrence, 40, of Woodmere for failure to provide veterinary care to a dog at his store.
Mr Lawrence was processed by the Nassau County District Attorney's Animal Crimes Unit. He will be arraigned today in First District Court in Hempstead, NY.
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