Front, from left to right are Laurissa Hebert, Maddie Bushey and Tammy Staley, standing in front of Mike Staley, Thomas Krause and Evan Liberty. The group stands inside the puppy pen at Northern Puppies. This photo was taken in the spring of 2012.
Photo by Stephen Bartlett.
continued “My family and friends were helping as much as they could but they don’t look for the things me and my employees do,” Staley said. “If I had been here and my girls weren’t this wouldn’t have happened or if they were here and I wasn’t it wouldn’t have happened.”
Staley said she plans to hire an attorney to fight the charges and plans to continue to sell animals and pet equipment at Northern Puppies, but said she will no longer sell cats or kittens.
In the spring of 2012, local residents picketed the store, after photos were put online alleging Northern Puppies was neglecting animals.