Merrick Puppy Store Owner Arrested For Animal Cruelty

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The Nassau County SPCA announces the arrest of Robert Lawrence, the owner of The Puppy Store in Merrick for overdriving, torturing and injuring animals and failure to provide proper sustenance, a class A misdemeanor.

On Jan. 30, responding to a complaint, Nassau County SPCA detectives visited The Puppy Store. They observed a cage in the basement with an approximately 6-month-old Labrador Retriever inside unable to walk. The dog was transported by Nassau County detectives to a veterinarian for immediate care.

Nassau County SPCA detectives conducted an investigation and today arrested Lawrence, 40, of Woodmere for failure to provide veterinary care to a dog at his store.

Lawrence was processed by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Animal Crimes Unit. He will be arraigned today in First District Court in Hempstead.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

—Submitted by Nassau County SPCA

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