Applaud the Arrest of Pet Store Operator for Animal Cruelty


Target: West New York Humane Officer Geoffrey Santini

Goal: Thank humane officer for arresting a pet store operator who severely neglected the animals in her care

The operator of a West New York pet store has been arrested after a tip directed a humane officer to the pet shop. The operator was charged with nine counts of animal cruelty charges, and for ownership of over 90 hypodermic syringes and prescription tranquilizers.

According to, authorities raided Puppy Haven pet shop in New York and what they uncovered was disturbing. They found the animals in the facility laying in cages that were filled with their own feces and urine. There were no signs of food or water and there were rodent and insect feces all over the facility. The situation was so bad that the officer had to call other officers for help. The officer made his way to the back of the store and found needles and tranquilizers thrown on the floor along with filthy and rusty shears on the animal grooming tables. The pet store worker handed all of the dogs over to authorities where they were then taken to get veterinary attention.

Please sign this petition to thank the New York officers for arresting the operator of Puppy Haven and saving the abused animals that were in her care.


Dear Officer Geoffrey Santini,

There are so many pet owners and pet shop operators that are not doing what they claim they are doing. When you hear about a place called “Puppy Haven,” no one could ever imagine the awful things that are actually going on behind closed doors. Thank you for responding quickly to the tip that something suspicious was going on in this. You and your team of officers were able to arrest the operator and rescue nine dogs from the pet shop.

What you found in the pet shop was disheartening and we are glad that the store will be further investigated following her arrest. So many dogs were being abused in this store, but thankfully this cruel person will not hurt any more animals. These type of pet shops are deceiving to the average pet owner; therefore, it is important for people to keep a vigil eye on these types of pet shops and report any suspicious activities. Thank you for all that you do to keep the people and animals of West New York safe and sound.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. It’s such a great feeling of renewed respect and Faith in authorities responsible for the protection of animals.

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