Pound Puppy Protection Rescue Accused of Adopting Out Puppies with Parvo

The New Jersey State SPCA Police is looking for anyone who purchased puppies from Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey at PetSmart on Route 1 in North Brunswick on or about Oct. 31.

The NJSPCA Police received 3 separate complaints from families whose pups tested positive for canine parvovirus. Two of the puppies died and a third recovered after extensive treatment. The NJSPCA Police issued 5 animal cruelty charges against the owner of Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey, Ms. Christine Yurgel, with potential fines of $5,000 and/or jail time at the discretion of the Municipal Judge.  Her first appearance in North Brunswick Municipal Court is schedule for 12/21/11.

The rescue group received a $350 adoption fee for each of 6 dogs adopted.  The NJSPCA is looking to contact at least 3 additional families who may have adopted sick puppies that day.  The rescue group’s records were lacking data on the sales so additional sick puppies locations are unknown.

It also seems that this is not the first time Pound Puppy Protection has brought in sick puppies for sale from other areas.If you would like to read about her track record   http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NotReallyRescues/message/223. From reading this I think that this lady while her heart might have been in the right place a some point her head was not doing the right thing by ensuring these puppies were receiving proper vet treatment before being sold. Because at $350 and she wasn’t paying the medical expenses on the sick dogs she was pocketing quite a bit of money.

Comments
  1. Lilly Ann

    This is a terrible scam artist. Christine Yurgel has pocketed THOUSANDS of dollars by selling puppies, dogs, all kinds of animals. Ms Yurgel claimed to be a family looking for a new pet and she takes re-homed puppies and dogs found on Craigslist an SELLS them for PROFIT. Christine Yurgel has been running a dishonest business by selling innocent animals to make quick cash. Christine Yurgel has no regard for people or animals. She has * NO VET * NO 501C3 * NO BANK ACCOUNT FOR THIS SO CALLED “RESCUE” SHE ACCEPTS CASH ONLY * She finds anyone anyone that will give her these innocent pets but she keeps on burning bridges over and over in so many states. Christine Yurgel has absolutely nothing to show for her rescue, no legit records.

  2. Lisabeth Homles

    Awesome post! I will keep an on eye on your blog.

  3. Susie

    We adopted “Fluff” now “Jersey” in July. We waited a long time to deside to adopt a puppy. When we finally desided & found the one we wanted , EVERYONE was excited for us. We got in touch with Pound Puppy Protection Rescue of New Jersey. I spoke to Lisa who was Fluff’s foster owner for about 45 minutes before we made to trip to New Jersey. We were told that our puppy should stay away from other dogs & they recomended bringing him to a vet for the up keep of shot that he would need before entering the outside world. We did this 2 days after we adopted Jersey, Making sure to keep him safe because he was too young for all of his shots. Jersey is about 50lbs. now & we had him neutered 11/25/11.
    It’s very sad that this happened to this family & the puppies but I’m telling you. Our new 4 legged family member has added so much to our lives already. Right now he has more Christmas presents bought for him than out boys. I hope this doesn’t detour all the wonderful things this rescue company his done since they opened.

    • Lilly Ann

      Maybe there are a FEW good stories, a FEW good adoption experiences. BUT here are the facts about Pound Puppy Protection “Rescue”:
      * NO BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE MONIES “ADOPTION FEES/DONATIONS”
      * NO VET FOR THIS “RESCUE” (Every Vet she mentioned was contacted, NONE of these Vet offices want/have nothing to do with Christine Yurgel / Pound Puppy Protection Rescue, they all want to make that chear!!)
      * CHRISTINE YURGEL POCKETS THE MONIES “ADOPTION FEES”
      * FORGES HEALTH CERTIFICATES
      * CROSSES PUPPIES/DOGS OVER STATE LINES WITH FALSE HEALTH CERTIFICATES
      * TAKES IN/HOARDS ANIMALS JUST TO GET THAT “ADOPTION FEE”
      * WAS ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN BUT CONTINUED!!!
      * NEVER GOT A 5013C STATUS!!!!
      * FAILED TO SHOW ANY RECORDS/DOCUMENTS FOR HER “RESCUE”
      * REFUSES TO TELL AUTHORITIES WHOM ADOPTED THE OTHER FEW DOGS IN THE PARVO LITTER, THIS COULD SAVE THOSE DOGS IF THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.

      • amanda s

        I also went through a terrible ordeal with the pup I adopted from Christine. Being a first time pet owner, I had a hunch the dog I met acted a little too timid, a little too quiet for a puppy..but ignored it. She insisted she was fine and showed me false documents that she was recently seen by a vet. I fell in love and brought her home, only to find out she was very very sick and in need of surgery. She also had severe seperation anxiety. Thousands of dollars later, she is finally healthy but it is a shame that this woman adopts out sick animals and really doesnt care about them at all. Her paperwork said that she housed animals for at least 2 weeks prior to adopting them out to learn about their temperment, etc. …well I did some digging and found the shelter she found her from. She had this dog for about 4 days..never brought her to a vet. She adopted her from a shelter for $25 and then sold her to me for $300.

    • Carolyn - I unfortunately "adopted" a non-altered dog with false documents from Christine Yurgel front runner of Pound Puppy Protection Rescue, Christine said this dog was neutered and his balls would lose swelling soon, lying witch

      OH PLEASE, THE ONLY NICE THINGS WRITTEN ABOUT CHRISTINE YURGEL ARE MOST LIKELY WRITTEN BY CHRISTINE YURGEL!! HER FAKE RESCUE HAS NOT DONE ANY WONDERFUL THINGS. SCAM ARTIST, AND SHE POCKETS MONIES THE SO CALLED “ADOPTION FEES” PLEASE, GET A LIFE CHRISTINE, TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS FOR ONCE, YOU CANNOT GO ON WITH SCAMMING FOR MUCH LONGER!!! STOP THE ANIMAL SELLING BUSINESS, YOU ARE AN ANIMAL TRAFFICKER!!! $ $ $ HUNGRY BI*** THIS LUNATIC WOMAN LIED TO US AND SAID THE DOG WAS NEUTERED AND THE SWELLING OF HIS BALLS WILL GO DOWN, WELL THEY WEREN’T SWOLLEN BECAUSE HE WAS NEVER NEUTERED!!!! SHE SHOULD BE ZOO FOOD!!!

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