Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shady pet store sold lost dog

From Craigslist:

On Friday May 7th a Female French bulldog named Lola from Glendale N.Y. ran out of her home on 74th street. Lola was found by a woman immediately, this woman brought Lola to Metro Puppy on Metropolitan Avenue, in Forest Hills, NY because she did not know what to do with her.

On Saturday, May 8th Metro Puppy in Forest Hills, N.Y sold the dog to a family -

When the the finder (the woman) spotted 1 of the thousands of fliers posted in Glendale, she ran back to Metro Puppy on Saturday in order to get Lola back, - she was told "we sold her already".

Lola was sold without paper work. Lola is also MICROCHIPPED. Lola also has entropion, which is painful with out drops - this can also lead to blindness if not addressed properly. She was too young for surgery, and the family was waiting for her to reach the 6 month mark.

CALL 646-361-0163 IF YOU HAVE SEEN LOLA, OR MAY KNOW WHERE SHE IS.

**** There is a reward for Lola's safe return to her family ****

People, if you find a dog, dial 311 and file a FOUND report. Hold the dog or contact a local rescue group in the area for help.


And this was not part of the post, but I found this out later: Both the 104th Precinct and 112th Precinct have refused to take a report.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

And this was not part of the post, but I found this out later: Both the 104th Precinct and 112th Precinct have refused to take a report.

Can they do that? I think that they are guilty of animal cruelty due to neglect, especially for a dog with special medical needs that need to be addressed.

Anonymous said...

What exactly would the report be for?

Anonymous said...

Lost property, illegal sale, etc.

Anonymous said...

WAIT TIL THEY FIND WHO HAS HER. THAT PET SHOP WILL HAVE HELL TO PAY AND LOSE THEIR LICENSE.

Steve said...

Shame on you Metro Puppy A bonafide puppy mill. To not even check to see if she was microchipped which she was. I hope they lose their license and get shut down.

Anonymous said...

REport the store to CACC old ASPCA they will take a report for it local police cant take a report for it but animal police will investigate store

Queens Crapper said...

And why didn't either precinct direct the complainant to the CACC?

You gotta love this town.

Anonymous said...

The 104 DOES NOTHING regarding stolen dogs, or accidents, or buglaries or really anything for that matter that has to do with GLENDALE, MIDDLE VILLAGE AND MASPETH. The hardworking people in these neighborhoods are truly on their own, this coming from various officers at the 104 no less.

It is our right as tax paying citizens to file a report. If they do not then report them to IAB and tell them so.

METRO PUPPY should be SHUT DOWN, it is just NOT RIGHT what they did. Utterly ridiculous!

Snatch said...

Doesn't the pet store have a record of who they sold the dog to? How irresponsible of Metro Pups!

Anonymous said...

Lost property, illegal sale, etc.

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Illegal sale is a Consumer Affairs issue.

Queens Crapper said...

Once again, referring the complainant to the correct agency doesn't takes a few seconds.

What happened to courtesy, professionalism and respect?

Anonymous said...

Lost property is a police issue.

Take it back to thee rant.

Anonymous said...

useless NYPD scumbags as usual.

Anonymous said...

Metro puppy sounds as shady as Petland discount chain store that has been selling puppies from puppy mills on Long Island in horrible conditions.

The store should have obviously held onto to the dog for two weeks or a month if possible to find the owner. Someone could have fostered the dog until the owner had a chance to search for their dog. So the store wants money money with a me me mentality as usual.

Anonymous said...

No more dogs in NYC - too much crap all over the sidewalk! get rid of dogs!

Anonymous said...

"sold with no paperwork" ??? these people sound like monsters. When I bought my dog there was plenty of paperwork. I would never imagined this would be allowed.

As for the NYPD, they are full of shit. They make every effort not to take reports, no matter what the issue is. Of course the pet store committed a crime.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the puppy is in the elevator of the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights. Some one might just kick it to death.

Queens College Student said...

That's nothing. Some friends of mine in Nassau had their cat TRAPPED by a sadistic neighbor, who drove the animal all the way out to Dix Hills and released it at a construction site.

Apparently Nassau County (unlike the NYPD) takes animal cruelty seriously. The DA opened an investigation on the neighbor, who has apparently done this before to other animals.

Anonymous said...

finally got the story! the lady that dropped the dog off actually called the store on thursday morning and told the store that her friend had a dog that she could not take care of. the store then told the lady that they could not take the dog. after the lady gave them a sad story about the puppy, thhe store then told her that they would find the puppy a home. the ladt dropped the dog off on friday. the store immediately GAVE the dog away because they had no papers on the dog. the part that i dont get, is why would the lady call on thursday if the girls dog was missin on friday? and why would anyone ruin their business for a few bucks? i wont jump the gun, because i think its way more to this than we all THINK we know......

Anonymous said...

Metro puppy is a bonafide puppy mill. what is wrong with people. there are so many beautiful healthy dogs in the shelters in need of a home. selfish ignorant people.

Anonymous said...

If the owner of the dog was a yuppie fag i'm sure metro puppy would have returned it. Sounds like a nice protest in front of metro puppy around dinner time is warranted!

Anonymous said...

Great comment there to make your dumb statement?
Whoever owned the dog deserves the chance to search for their dog.

Queens Crapper said...

Actually, there IS more to the story. The pet store, when contacted by the true owner of the dog, said they couldn't get in touch with the people who adopted the dog because they didn't record their names. They told her to post flyers in the area, because these were neighborhood people that are around all the time and they would see the flyers and contact her.

And if the cockamamie alternate story were true, why wouldn't the pet store have their vet check the dog for a microchip? And what kind of pet store just takes animals from strangers with sob stories and gives them away to others making them prone to liabilities?

Wow, that store is in big trouble.

Queens Crapper said...

Here's more from the Daily News.

Anonymous said...

The NY Daily News version of the story doesn't condemn Metro Puppy...maybe they sold the puppy, maybe they didn't, but perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to assume every pet store is a puppy mill?

Queens Crapper said...

I have to say, that without commenting about this story, whoever I mention "Metro Puppy" to has an immediate unpleasant reaction, similar to the "Susquehanna Hat Company" from the old Abbott and Costello routine.

Anonymous said...

Even if the metro pets side of the story is true, how on earth can they justify giving an animal away like that without even getting a phone number??

Anonymous said...

What would it have taken to show some humanity to the PUPPY by having it checked out by the VET That is within a 1 block radius to see if poor Lola has a chip.. which would have saved all of this.. SHAME SHAME SHAME ON METRO PUPPY!! THEY SUCK!! AND SHOULD BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS .. WHAT SHADY CRAP IS THAT.. SELL A PUP WITH OUT ANY ATTEMPT TO FIND ITS OWNER!! METRO PUPPY SHOULD BE "NEUTERED" AND PUT OUT OF BUSINESS!!

PizzaBagel said...

I have to say, that without commenting about this story, whoever I mention "Metro Puppy" to has an immediate unpleasant reaction, similar to the "Susquehanna Hat Company" from the old Abbott and Costello routine.

Hope that they don't pummel you for saying "Metro Puppy," Crappy! But thanks for bringing back the memory of that classic routine. Now I'm going to dial ALexander 4-4444 and call Dick Sills about a stolen cat.

Anonymous said...

I adopted a cat and gave all my info - name, address, a # for my landlord. Had no prob with that. They checked out my status w/ my landlord. They were reassured I had a good home.

GO TO SHELTERS! ADOPT ANIMALS THAT REALLY NEED A HOME, NOT THOSE THAT WILL BE BOUGHT BY THE LATEST PRIMA DONNA THAT THINKS ITS CUTE. YOU WILL FIND MORE LOVE FROM AN ANIMAL THAT HAS A TUFF LIFE THAN ANY OTHER.

Anonymous said...

Posted last comment.

Please do your best into shaming this company into nonexistence.

METRO PUPPY
METROPOLITAN AVENUE
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
(718) 261 7450

Anonymous said...

I bought a puppy from Metro PUmppy about 3 1/2 years ago, and she has turned out to be healthy and happy so far. Maybe I just got lucky. But they are a little weird. But I didnt think they did anything shady or illegal. They got the dog a home as fast as they could so they would bring any outside disesases to their puppies.

Queens Crapper said...

They are prohibited from doing what they did. Period.

Here's an article from the NY Post.

"But the worker said two store customers immediately took pity on the dog, and took it home before anyone at Metro Puppy could get their names, scan the dog’s ID microchip or check with Animal Care and Control to make sure it wasn’t reported lost."

Why did they let them take it? HELLO??

"after The Post asked about the case, cops said they would look into the matter."

GOOD.