Pet shop under fire after photos of alleged animal abuse go viral

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In the post, the former employee wrote that she quit her job at the Robinson Petland after just one month because she “couldn't watch the owner, refuse vet care for sick puppies anymore, ship them back to the Hunte Corporation to be euthanized, or in general sell puppy-mill puppies for thousands of dollars to the unknowing public.”

Well, I ended my job at Petland in Robinson, after only a month, and let me show everyone why. I couldn't watch the...

Posted by Katelyn Cerciello on Monday, July 20, 2015

When contacted for comment, the store’s manager told Channel 11 she was aware of the post and photos but said they were fabricated. She said some of them may have been taken during a morning cleaning.

The manager also said the store is up-to-date with the American Kennel Club and the dog warden and invited WPXI-TV to tour the establishment Tuesday.

WPXI's Pamela Osborne reported that a note was posted on the pet store's door late Monday evening, stating that they had closed early due to "personal threats on employees and harassment."

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