Justice for 67 Puppies Left to Freeze in Van


Target: Carol Tyler, Tyco Senior Animal Control Officer

Goal: Permanently ban pet store owner accused of leaving dogs in freezing cold from having contact with animals.

Dozens of puppies were found shivering inside of a van in 35 degree temperatures. The crying dogs drew police to the van, which wasn’t properly ventilated and smelled of feces and urine. Police say the temperature was a pathetic three degrees higher than outside, despite a useless space heater being on. Small crates held as many as four dogs each, making standing impossible.

Just Pups pet store owner Vincent LoSacco had multiple lawsuits and accusations of selling sick dogs prior to this incident. LoSacco also received animal cruelty citations that lead to the shut-down of a Just Pups location when dead dogs were allegedly found in the freezer. Despite all of this, Just Pups was reportedly allowed to re-open the day after the dogs were found in the cold van.

Unfortunately, people convicted of animal cruelty often repeat these awful crimes, especially since there’s usually nothing keeping them from having access to animals for the long term. That’s why it’s imperative that animals be protected from people like this. Please demand that this alleged repeat offender be banned indefinitely from having any contact with animals, if found guilty.


Dear Carol Tyler,

A van full of dogs was reportedly found behind a pet store in the freezing cold. Police say the dogs were crammed into crates, some without adequate food or water.

According to outlets, the pet store owner had multiple lawsuits and even previous animal cruelty citations stemming from dead dogs being found in his freezer. If something would’ve been done when any of the previous accusations against LoSacco were addressed, perhaps animals wouldn’t still be suffering. We urge you to help see to it that a ban from owning animals is issued to the owner, Vincent LoSacco, if guilty.


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Photo credit: Scott Cawley

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  1. What do you mean IF found guilty? Why was he allowed to re-open? What else will it take for the authorities to realize that this is animal cruelty? He obviously is getting by with this. Stop letting him get by with animal abuse!! Animal abuse is a felony!! Authorities, do your job!!

  2. Irene a tilton says:

    This asshole needs to be convicted and put in jail for a very long tyme. And should never be able to own any kind of animals or any petstores again. Ever.

  3. Natasha polychuk says:

    he should be put in jail and never get out of jail

  4. Put this low life Vincent LoSacco totally out of business. Clearly apart from abusing countless dogs and disrespecting the law, he is also a dishonest pet store owner and a cheater who sells sick abused dogs to ignorant clients. With multiple lawsuits against him and having been caught for cruelly leaving 67 innocent pups in a freezing van, I don’t see why Just Pups should still be in operation. LoSacco should also be banned permanently from having any dealings with animals with IMMEDIATE EFFECT. Shame on the law for allowing such awful crimes to persist.

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