Puppy Boutique Under Investigation After Pictures Posted on Social Media

Complaints posted on Facebook about a pet store in Dickson City are now the focus of a police investigation.Al...

Posted: Jun 18, 2018 8:07 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 8:07 PM

Complaints posted on Facebook about a pet store in Dickson City are now the focus of a police investigation.

Albona Kabashi, of Archbald, took pictures of a golden retriever puppy while she was shopping for a pet at Puppylicious Puppy Boutique on Business Route 6 recently.

After the visit, Kabashi decided to post the photos to social media showing what she believes is a malnourished dog along with the details of her visit. Now, police are investigating.

"If I say my side of the story maybe something will change, you know? And then it blew up, went viral. It got over 4,000 comments and close to 3,000 shares and reactions," Kabashi told Newswatch 16.

In the post, Kabashi described her experience with the store's manager and the golden retriever. Kabashi says seeing the puppy's ribs through the fur prompted her to ask about the dog's care.

"I was like, 'Oh, well, how often do you feed this dog.' And she was like, 'This is why I don't bring dogs out for people like you.' She says that it's lack of exercise, but lack of exercise would be a fatter dog, so clearly they're not feeding the dog, you know?" Kabashi said.

The manager of Puppylicious Puppy Boutique did not want to go on camera and also would not let our cameras inside the boutique, but she tells Newswatch 16 she cares for these animals like they were her children."

The manager says the animals inside are well taken care of and are fed regularly.

Another post by Aubrey Edstrom, of Taylor, about her experience at the boutique in March is also getting more attention. Edstrom says her dog was very underweight and was diagnosed with pneumonia and multiple gut parasites just three days after bringing him home.

"He is actually only right now getting off the antibiotics that he was on when we first got him. We've only had him for a year. He's been on them the entire year he's been with us," Edstrom said.

Dickson City police are looking into the allegations of mistreatment of some animals at the boutique.

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