Baldwin pet store accused of neglect, selling sick puppies

Back in March, Nassau police busted Puppies 4 You on Merrick Road. Investigators say business owner Pecardy DeLeon kept the puppies in deplorable conditions and sold sick pets to the public.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2021, 12:20 PM

Updated 1,037 days ago

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Ten puppies have found new homes after they were rescued from a Baldwin store earlier this year that is being accused of neglect.
Back in March, Nassau police busted Puppies 4 You on Merrick Road. Investigators say business owner Pecardy DeLeon kept the puppies in deplorable conditions and sold sick pets to the public.
The SPCA says it spent $54,000 nursing 11 puppies back to health, but one ended up dying. The other 10 are either in good condition or are on their way back to health.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says this is just one of many cases of neglect they've seen, and that they've seen dogs being returned throughout the pandemic as well.
DeLeon is charged with selling diseased animals to the public and will appear in court Wednesday.
The attorney for DeLeon says his client denies any wrongdoing. He says the dogs recovered from the store were the property of independent contractors, not the business owner. He added that his client was out of the state when the alleged events took place.



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