A judge is questioning whether the City of Chattanooga had the right to shut down a mall pet store in June.

By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Officials with McKamey Animal Center and the Pet Company were back in court Wednesday.

Judge Harris told attorneys, he doubts the City Court has jurisdiction over the store's license or restitution questions.

The pet store was raided in June after complaints of neglect and sanitary problems. 90 animals were seized that day, 19 of are still being cared for at McKamey.

Karen Walsh with McKamey says, she just wants to see the dogs taken care of.

Judge Don Harris says he understand the Chattanooga City Charter, and does not believe it gives municipal court jurisdiction in such cases.

Judge Harris is expected to make a decision in five days.