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Dozens of Dogs Rescued After Boca Pet Store Owner is Arrested for Neglect

He was supposed to be helping puppies find a second chance at life.

The good news is that many of them still have that opportunity.

However, authorities say a local pet store owner neglected the animals, and left them to die.

Boca Raton Police arrested 37-year-old Marc Rosenbluth on Tuesday, months after they came across the sad scene.

The police report states that he and his wife sold sick dogs out of their store, “Poochie Couture,” last November.

That’s when Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control ended up removing dozens of puppies from the business, while the investigation continued.

According to Dianne Sauve, who serves as director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, “Had we not gotten there with Boca PD, most likely the death toll would have much higher.”

Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Records reveal that investigators found a dead three-month-old puppy and six severely ill french bulldogs among 58 dogs that called the shop “home.”

Additionally, two of the animals required intensive care.

Officials shut down the business indefinitely when they arrested Rosenbluth.

The arrest report goes on to state that the store was negligent in prevention of injury and lack of regular care.

Meanwhile, Rosenbluth bonded out of the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, and faces multiple charges of animal cruelty.