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Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio announced today that the Puppy Barn, located on Route 206 in Springfield Township, has chosen to close permanently.
“The owners of The Puppy Barn have informed the County that they intend to permanently close their facility. The Puppy Barn has long been a member of the Burlington County business community, helping many families find loving pets over their decades in operation,” said Freeholder Director Garganio.
In a letter to County officials, store owners wrote that effective January 30, 2017 the Puppy Barn had closed and its ownership has no intention of re-opening the store.
“Unfortunately recent inspections by the County Health Department and the Burlington County SPCA have determined that canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease, is present at the facility,” Garganio continued. “As a result we have placed the facility under mandatory quarantine and continue to monitor and treat the effected animals.”
“I want to commend the Burlington County Health Department and the Burlington County SPCA for their quick action to ensure the health and safety of these animals,” added Garganio.
“The Puppy Barn animals will be transported to the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Once the quarantine is lifted, and pending veterinary clearance, they will be made available for adoption. We will continue to update the public throughout this process and remind our residents that the best place to find a new best friend is always at our shelter,” concluded Garganio.