A pet store chain with two Orange County shops sold puppies supplied by a puppy mill, alleges a class-action lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles law firm.
The complaint alleges puppy breeds prone to illness and other health woes are being sold by Barkworks, which has stores in Brea and Mission Viejo.
Barkworks claims it gets pets from reputable professional breeders.
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The suit was filed on behalf of five puppy owners who claim otherwise.
I Heart Puppies in Corona del Mar has been, well, dogged by similar puppy-mill allegations recently, leading to protests like the one shown below:
Sounds like Barkworks better brace for the same.