Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 14, 2014

25 puppies seized from W.Va. business

Associated Press

MARTINSBURG — Twenty-five puppies have been seized from a business in Martinsburg amid complaints of cruel conditions.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and animal control agents seized the puppies this week at a business called WV Puppies. Officials said they served a search warrant on the business after receiving complaints the puppies were being held under inhumane conditions. There were also allegations the animals were improperly transported across state lines.

The Journal ( ) reports the individuals making the allegations have refused to identify themselves.

Officials acted after they saw a van with out-of-state tags delivering crates of puppies to the business.

A court hearing on the seizure has been scheduled for March 20.