A Danbury pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty is on the docket to face a judge on Thursday.
Police said 55-year-old Richard Doyle of Mahopac, NY, owner of American Breeders, performed an illegal medical procedure at at least one dog. They said he also failed to properly care for a sick puppy and kitten, both of which had to be euthanized.
A store employee allegedly documented the crimes.
Doyle owns two other pet shops in New York, police said.