Dog rescue group accused of selling sick animals

The operators of Precious Pups Rescue, Inc. are accused of illegally

The operators of Precious Pups Rescue, Inc. are accused of illegally "flipping" sick dogs from shelters and telling potential customers they are healthy. (3/15/15)

CALVERTON - The New York state attorney general's office says a Calverton dog rescue group accused of selling sick animals to Long Islanders has been ordered to shut down.

Laura Zambito and Rosemary Torrillo-Hooghkirk, operators of Precious Pups Rescue, Inc., have been barred from all animal-related activity.

The women are accused of illegally "flipping" sick dogs from shelters and telling potential customers that they are healthy.

The pair has been ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution.

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