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Humane Society sues Petland, says it schemed to sell sick puppies bred in dirty, smelly cages

By LISA CORNWELL |Associated Press Writer4:34 PM CDT, March 17, 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) — An animal protection group has accused the Petland Inc. pet store chain of scheming to sell sick puppies bred in filthy conditions to thousands of unsuspecting people.

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