Camden N.J. – Charges have been filed against the owners of a dog breeding service, who allegedly sold sick puppies to individuals, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Waterford Township Police chief Daniel Cormaney announced.
Police received two complaints from people claiming they purchased a puppy in August from Casey Gleockler, 40, and his wife, Kristina Gleockler, 39, at their home in Atco. The individuals say their dogs quickly showed signs of being sick.
One of the puppies died the next night. The owner was told by a veterinarian the puppy may have had Parvo, a deadly virus that spreads among dogs. The other puppy survived.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and searched the Gleocklers’ home. Approximately 28 dogs were found, mostly puppies. Most of the dogs were transferred to an animal shelter in Media, PA for treatment and testing.
Three cats and multiple livestock animals were also found on the property.
Casey and Kristina Gleockler have each been charged with one count of Cruelty (4th Degree) and one count of Offering a Diseased Animal for Sale (4th Degree). They were processed then released.
Anyone with additional information can contact CCPO Major Crimes Unit Detective Mike Batista at 856-225-8537 or Waterford Township Sergeant Timothy Lyons at 856-767-2134.
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