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UPDATE: Judge orders more tests on seized dogs, no restitution decision

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By Callie Starnes & WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – A Chattanooga judge will not announce her decision on a pet store accused of animal cruelty paying restitution in open court.

Judge Sherry Paty said she would privately address The Pet Company and McKamey Animal Shelter about the restitution.

McKamey Animal Shelter Director Karen Walsh testified about the costs involved with taking care of the animals seized from The Pet Company in Hamilton Place Mall in June.  The shelter is asking for more than $40,000 for the treatment and care of the dogs.

According to Walsh, the shelter had to hire an additional staff member just to take care of the seized animals.

"This has taken more time and resources for us than any other case," Walsh testifies.

McKamey is seeking ten dollars per dog per day, plus the costs of medical testing and treatment. Over half of the dogs seized tested positive for giardia and had to be treated. Twenty of those dogs still remain in McKamey custody.

The judge ordered the dogs be tested again for giardia before she makes a decision on when the animals could be returned to the company.

 

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