Dake Fu, 27, of 121 Towback Road in Esperance, owner of Turquoise Island Pets Inc. was arrested, again, for selling sick puppies. Fu was charged with a single misdemeanor count of offering a sick or diseased animal for sale. The crime is punishable by up to one year in jail.

In May, Fu sold a Yorkshire terrier that was ill with coccidiosis, which is caused by a parasite and causes diarrhea. The dog required extensive veterinary care, police said.

Fu turned himself in and will appear July 24 in Charleston Town Court.

Fu already has a court date Thursday, relating to the same charge with a different animal.

His history with law enforcement and reputation for allegedly running “puppy mills” goes back even further. In May 2006, 14 feces-covered dogs were taken from his property and he was charged with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

In December 2005, Fu failed a state Department of Agriculture and Markets inspection for poor sanitation and waste removal. Fu could not be located for comment Sunday. (Times Union)

When there is a consistent pattern of abuse and neglect like this, when does it finally get to a point that the law will finally say, “that’s enough!” and close these people down? How many animals and people have to be taken advantage of??

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