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Convicted puppy mill owners move operation to Canada

Convicted puppy mill owners move operation to Canada

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A couple that was recently convicted on animal cruelty charges in Whatcom County is now in trouble for selling a sick dog to a B.C. woman.

James and Tarasa Shively were convicted in February and banned from owning or possessing dogs in Washington State for two years.

Investigators found a puppy mill in their luxury home on the Mount Baker Highway, with more than 30 dogs in filthy conditions.

But according to CBC News, the couple was allowed to collect their dogs from the Whatcom Humane Society, and they went straight to Canada.

They’re accused of selling a parasite-infested puppy to a North Vancouver woman last month.

The couple tells CBC News that the accusations are blown “out of proportion.”

Laura Clark with the Whatcom Humane Society says it’s a “heartbreaking situation,” and that animal cruelty laws aren’t strong enough.

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