Friday, May 29, 2009
Pembroke Pines puppy dealer declares bankruptcy after judge allows class action to proceed
Earlier this week, the Humane Society of the United States reported that a Broward County Circuit Court judge allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against Wizard of Claws in Pembroke Pines. The suit accuses Wizard of Claws, its owners, and its affiliates of defrauding customers by misrepresenting the origin of puppies, and by selling puppy mill dogs who suffer from severe health problems and genetic defects. Now, the Sun Sentinel is reporting that Wizard of Claws has declared bankruptcy. The filing is for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which will liquidate the company's assets to pay creditors.