Updated: Pet Stop Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Counts
Editor’s note: This story replaces an earlier version that incorrectly stated that Tammy Sue Conrad also owns the Groom Room in Moundsville.
MOUNDSVILLE — The owner of the Pet Stop was charged with two counts of cruelty to animals Thursday after allegedly failing to provide medical treatment for three puppies infected with parvovirus.
Tammy Sue Conrad, 40, of Alledonia, Ohio, was also charged for failing to register her store as a kennel. Bond was set at $1,500.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Conrad, three puppies were purchased from the shop from Dec. 15-21, including two Chihuahuas and a beagle, that had contracted parvovirus and became sick.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that produce a life-threatening illness.
All of the puppies later died, the report stated.
One customer received a refund after bringing a Chihuahua puppy back, but according to the complaint, Conrad failed to give that puppy the necessary medical treatment after it came back to the store.
Two other customers reported accruing expensive veterinary bills after getting their puppies treated several days after they were purchased.
A pre-trial conference for Conrad will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 in Marshall County.