Shut Down Pet Store Accused of Selling Severely Ill Dogs

Target: Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City

Goal: Shut down New York City puppy mill accused of selling sick dogs to customers.

Several customers have reported buying puppies from the Citipups pet store, all of which suffered lung and chest infections and one of which died just days after its purchase. The owners whose dogs survived had to spend thousands of dollars out of pocket to save their pets’ lives, because Citipups reportedly failed to notify the prospective owners that the dogs were ill.

Stores like this one is accused of being are nothing but glorified puppy mills, establishments that prize profit over the well-being of the dogs. They over-breed the animals, neglect them to the point of cruelty and lie to the customers about their health. Citipups is just another business in a long chain of puppy stores accused of such misdeeds.

We must protect dogs from abuses like the ones Citipups stands accused of. Puppy mills on the whole are a cruel and mercenary business, and the allegations against Citipups is just more proof that the business needs to be shut down forever. Sign this petition to demand this chain of pet stories be closed and the dogs under their supposed care rescued.


Dear Mayor de Blasio,

A pet store in your city has allegedly sold sick dogs to several customers, who were not told about the dogs’ health until they’d brought them home and they became dangerously ill. One dog reportedly died, and the others needed thousands of dollars worth of care for conditions the store’s vets should have already checked on and taken care of. This is just one more link in a chain of puppy mill disasters, apparently caused by a business that cares more about profit than about the well-being of the animals.

Puppy mills have been a blight on animal welfare for decades now, but they continue to run. We cannot allow this to continue, too many dogs have suffered. Please ensure that the Citipups pet store chain is shut down completely for their alleged dishonesty and cruelty.


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  1. Neville Bruce says:

    Shut down ALL pet mills.

  2. Kimberly Guysick says:

    Please look into your state and federal animal welfare bills and voice your opinions. Being from Ohio, I know how weak our laws are when it comes to protecting our pets.

  3. end all puppy mills now.

  4. No one should ever buy from a pet store.On a news program many years ago l saw and heard in the room that is called private or mabe employees only at least in the 80s their could be dead dead animals or mabe just puppies mabe dogs dead in bags.You never know. I will never get a animal from a store enless l know for sure thier lagitamit.

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