Humane Society calls on NY to deny NYC dog seller license renewal

A week after the city began probing an Upper East Side dog seller for alleged animal abuse, the Humane Society is calling on the state to not renew the shop’s license.

American Kennels on East 62nd St. came under fire after a Humane Society sting that allegedly exposed “at least one dead puppy, sick puppies being sold to customers and up to 20 puppies at a time in the store’s ‘sick rooms,’” according to the animal welfare group’s report.

An undercover investigator with a hidden camera worked at the shop near Lexington Ave. from October to December and documented the conditions, the nonprofit claimed.

The Humane Society sent a Dec. 21 letter to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.

The state Attorney General’s office “would not confirm or deny” whether it was investigating American Kennels.
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American Kennels
A humane society sting found “up to 20 puppies at a time in the store’s ‘sick rooms.’”
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American Kennels
An undercover investigator with a hidden camera worked at the shop for months and documented the conditions.
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American Kennels
The Humane Society sent a letter to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets about the conditions.
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“We ask that American Kennels not receive a renewal of its state permit until active investigation findings are completed by city agencies,” the letter reads.

The city Health Department “issued a cease and desist” order prohibiting animal sales on Dec. 10, and the order was modified Dec. 17 “allowing the sale of certain dogs that were no longer part of the Department’s source investigation.”

The state Attorney General’s office “would not confirm or deny” whether it was investigating American Kennels.

American Kennels has denied the allegations.