The state of Colorado issued orders to close down operations at pet stores in Thornton and Lakewood after owners and one employee pleaded guilty over the past weeks to charges of animal cruelty.
Cease and desist orders were issued to Jurassic …
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Cease and desist orders were issued to Jurassic Pets in Thornton and Lakewood, and the stores’ license applications have been denied, according to a July 11 news release from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Sanctions were levied after one owner was found guilty of animal cruelty and another pleaded guilty to the same charges.
Kenneth Kubic was convicted May 13 of 18 counts of cruelty to animals. Prosecutors said he neglected kittens, hedgehogs, reptiles and rodents in his store, Jurassic Pets, causing some animals to die.
Lynn Kubic on June 15 pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
“The Cease and Desist Orders require Jurassic Pets … to stop all business activity and advertisements at each facility,” read the news release. “It has until (Aug. 5) to finalize business plans related to the company and animals.”
Lynn and Kenneth Kubic are awaiting sentencing.
Brian Kubic, whose relation is unknown, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. He was sentenced in late June to serve one year of probation and was ordered to have no contact with animals.
As a condition of probation, Adams County Judge Brian Bowen ordered Brian Kubic not to work with animals unless he first receives training or education.
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