Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
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A new puppy store is expected to open at the Westfield Franklin Park Mall in Toledo next month.
Many dog lovers don't want to see that happen.
They're concerned about where those dogs are being bred and what will happen to them after they are purchased.
Close to two thousand people have signed an online petition trying to stop the Family Puppy store from moving into Westfield Franklin Park Mall.
"I think the real issue is that we already have a surplus of dogs in our area and when you bring in a store like that, it's going to appeal to the impulse buyer," said Jean Keating, co-founder of the Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates.
Ms. Keating started the petition.
She says because the dogs are likely to be impulse buys, they are more than likely to end up in a shelter.
John Stottele, owner of the Family Puppy, disagrees.
"So for them to say the dogs that we sell are found at shelters just can't be true because we would get a call from the shelter to know that," said Mr. Stottele.
Mr. Stottele says that is because a micro-chip is planted in all the pups.
Dog advocates also have great concern about where and how the dogs are bred.
"They're not bred for love of the breed, there's no real oversight like you would have with a reputable breeder," said Ms. Keating.
Stottele says the store has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and guarantees only family friendly breeds.
"Our goal is to have every single puppy to meet and greet a hundred different people or animals before they're adopted," said Mr. Stottele.
But dog advocates disagree.
"We're very strongly going to encourage people this Christmas to boycott that mall," said Ms. Keating.
Mall officials did say the store is moving in but they didn't comment further.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:03 GMT
On Thursday afternoon a one vehicle accident took the life of a Pickens man. Forty-three-year-old William Blackstock of Pickens, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43 in MadisonMore >>
William Blackstock, 43, was killed in a car crash on Thursday at 3:14 pm on Highway 43, about 2 miles north of Highway 17, in Madison County.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:25:27 GMT
Rankin County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Hinds County Sheriff's Deputy along with his wife. Both were found deceased in their residence at 126 Caledonian Blvd. around 9 last night.More >>
A caller to 911 said the couple's two young children came to their house told them their dad may have shot their mother. More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:59:33 GMT
Tony Gene Stewart, of Raymond, has been arrested, accused of sexual crimes against children. He is currently being held in the Calhoun County jail. He is facing 5 counts of sexual battery of a childMore >>
The sheriff says he is being held on $500,000 bond.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:05:22 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:55:20 GMT
Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence room. We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnightMore >>
We don't have a lot information right now, but we are told that the break in happened either overnight Sunday or overnight Monday.More >>
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