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August 13, 2013

Pet store owner and husband speak out

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PLATTSBURGH —

“We even went out and looked ourselves for two days.”

‘WON’T CLOSE SHOP’

Her father, Kevin Linsley, has been supporting his daughter and son-in-law.

“What he did was stupid, but everybody has a breaking point,” Linsley said.

Mrs. Staley said the whole situation never would have happened if she had not been charged with animal cruelty because of the kittens.

“This never should have happened,” she said proclaiming that she will be found innocent of the animal cruelty charges.

“They hurt my business, but nobody ever wants to talk about all the dogs and animals that I’ve saved here by taking care of them and getting medicine for them.”

Last week, several protesters stood outside the store demanding that Northern Puppies be closed down.

Monday night, pets in the shop included hedgehogs, chinchillas, hamsters, two parrots and at least one snake.

Mrs. Staley said she has no intention of closing.

“I’m not going anywhere. I didn’t do anything wrong, and I don’t give up easily,” she said.

Email Joe LoTemplio:jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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