- Wolcott, Connecticut, USA -
32-year-old KRYSTAL LOPEZ used to run Tails of Courage on 1260 Woodtick Road.
She turned herself in Friday, November 15, after she learned that there was a warrant out for her arrest.
LOPEZ was charged with seven counts of animal cruelty, three counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license, 21 counts of invalid health certificates, 27 counts of failure to provide vet care within 48 hours of an animal entry into the state, and one count of possession of vaccines and serums.
The charges follow an investigation which started in July when Wolcott Police were notified that a puppy had passed away the day after being adopted.
Sadly, that was not an isolated case, LOPEZ was selling sick dogs to families.
The shelter was then shut down in July.
This recent arrest is not the first one for LOPEZ.
FOX 61 reports that she had already been arrested in April 2018 and charged with animal cruelty charges for leaving dogs out in the cold and in dreadful conditions.
Kick 1055 also reports that the Danbury Police Department says they received many complaints about sick animals being held in a shelter in Danbury on 39 Smith Street where LOPEZ used to operate before relocating to Wolcott.
Back then an investigation was also conducted in collaboration with the State of Connecticut Animal Control.
LOPEZ was involved in two separate incidents of animal cruelty, one in December 2017 and another one in January 2018.
KRYSTAL LOPEZ was released on a $5,000 bond the same day of her arrest!