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New Jersey Pet Dealer Sued By State Consumer Officials

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By David Madden

TRENTON, NJ. (CBS) — Consumer officials in New Jersey are taking a Salem County woman to court, contending she did not follow state regulations in the sale of pets. The result is a lot of angst to their owners.

Four dogs sold through “Prada Puppies” wound up ill. One of them had to be put down. Now, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs wants company owner Jessica Durkin to pay up. Refunds to pet owners, as well as investigative cost reimbursements and fines to the state.

“Dealers are required to have pets examined by a New Jersey licensed veterinarian prior to sale, and Prada Puppies allegedly failed to do that,” said division spokesman Neal Buccino.
“This puppy dealer sold sick pets to consumers without providing various required information that consumers should have when they buy an animal.”

Like up to date health records and a report on where the pup came from. KYW Newsradio reached out to Durkin, who immediately referred us to her attorney, who declined comment on the matter.

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