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Shelter Seeks Donations For Puppies Found Outside Paramus Pet Shop

Oradell Animal Hospital officials examine a puppy found outside of Just Pups in Paramus.
Oradell Animal Hospital officials examine a puppy found outside of Just Pups in Paramus. Photo Credit: Facebook

PARAMUS, N.J. — The puppies aren't the only ones who need help.

The animal shelter that's been caring for more than 60 dogs found recently in a van behind Just Pups on Route 17 is seeking donations, Mayor Richard LaBarbiera said Friday.

The Paramus Health Department is accepting donations for the Tyco Animal Control shelter between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Borough Hall.

The shelter needs:

  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Bleach wipes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lysol spray

Four of the 67 puppies found in the van were treated at the Oradell Animal Hospital, hospital official Nancy Miles told Daily Voice.

Monday's Board of Health hearing to review the pet store's license has been rescheduled to May 2, the mayor announced.

A judge in Hackensack denied a request to keep Paramus officials from closing owner Vincent LoSacco's store, where police found the 67 dogs crated overnight in a van outside.

Over the weekend, animal activists staged a protest outside of the store, which was ordered to close by borough officials while an investigation continues.

LoSacco — who owns local Just Pups stores in Paramus and in Emerson — denied the charges.

The puppies were delivered overnight and would have been retrieved at 7 a.m. Monday, LoSacco told Daily Voice. There was nothing "illegal, inhumane or uncommon" about the setup, he said.

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