Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Animals seized from online pet store

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | 8:04 PM AT
CBC News

The website (CBC)The P.E.I. Department of Agriculture has seized animals from an online business that sells puppies and kittens.

Officials said the animals were removed from kennels belonging to Bud Wheatley, who owns

The department said it took the animals under the province's Companion Animal Protection Act but would not say how many were taken or why.

The pets have been taken to the P.E.I. Humane Society in Charlottetown. Their condition is not known.

Wheatley previously ran a pet store called Snookums in Charlottetown. The store was closed after some of its customers alleged the company had sold them sick pets.

When contacted by CBC News, Wheatley said he was too upset to comment about the seizure.