Stop Christine Yurgel, "Animal Rescuer" Selling Parvo Infected Pups!
  • Petitioned North Brunswick, NJ Municipal Court

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North Brunswick, NJ Municipal Court

Stop Christine Yurgel, "Animal Rescuer" Selling Parvo Infected Pups!

    1. Petition by

      Stop PPPR

      Bridgewater, NJ

Christine Yurgel has been running an "animal rescue group" named Pound Puppy Protection Rescue in South Plainfield, NJ. Ms. Yurgel has years of complaints against her organization. In January 2011, following formal complaints against Christine Yurgel and her "animal rescue group", the township of South Plainfield's Board of Health shut down her rescue, citing her with health hazard violations and operating a kennel in a residential neighborhood. She was cited a $330 fine, and ordered not to continue "rescuing" animals. Despite this order, Ms. Yurgel continued to "rescue" animals from animal shelters and adopt them to unsuspecting families.

In December 2011, the NJ SPCA formally charged Ms. Yurgel with 5 counts of Animal Cruelty, following three complaints from recent adopters. Ms. Yurgel "pulled" a litter of 6 pitbull mix puppies from a Maryland animal shelter and brought them to NJ. The puppies received no veterinary care upon arrival, were not properly quarantined and were adopted to unsuspecting families with forged health certificates. Within days of the adoptions, three of the puppies fell ill and were diagnosed with Parvo. As a result, two of the puppies have died. The third puppy diagnosed with Parvo survived, but not after extensive medical treatments and astronomical medical bills. The status of the remaining three pitbull puppies from the litter is unknown.

We are asking for signatures in support of prosecuting Christine Yurgel, d/b/a Pound Puppy Protection Rescue, to the fullest extent of the law, and to ban Ms. Yurgel from being allowed to run an animal rescue and/or "pull" animals from any shelter in the United States.

 

PLEASE take a moment to sign our petition against another member of this organization. Lisa Cremone-Burden had three dogs & one cat seized from her home, after Animal Control Officers found the animals emaciated in tiny crates with no food or water in her basement!

http://www.change.org/petitions/rescue-abusing-neglecting-foster-animals-help-us-stop-them

Recent signatures

    News

    1. No Local News Coverage!

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      We've contacted several local news channels - News 12, Channels 2, 4 5, 7, 9 & 11 - and we received NO response from anyone. We also reached out several local newspapers - including The Star Ledger, the Home News Tribune and the Courier News. No response from these outlets either. It's a shame that no one will help expose this group. Especially with the latest news that another "foster" had emaciated animals seized from her home.

    2. Christine Yurgel Pleads Not Guilty

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      Christine plead NOT GUILTY at her court appearance on December 21st and is taking this case to trial! We need as many signatures as we can get to show the judge. Please share with everyone you know.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Signatures DOUBLED in 24 hours!

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      I am speechless! We have reached 800 signatures, which is double what we had 24 hours ago. Thank you for supporting this petition. =)

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. 3 days, 400+ Signatures!

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      I am completely blown away that so many people are signing this petition. Thank you for all your support. Please continue to pass this along!

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. 200 Signatures in 36 hours

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      Keep up the fantastic work everyone! I am blown away that so many people care about shutting PPPR & Christine Yurgel down. Thank you!

    9. Reached 200 signatures
    10. WOW!

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      We've collected over 100 signatures in less than 24 hours! You guys rock! Keep spreading the word - share with family/friends/coworkers/etc.

    11. Reached 100 signatures
    12. 75 signatures and counting!

      Stop PPPR
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has supported this petition. Please share this with your family, friends and coworkers. Let's show the authorities that this behavior will not be tolerated, and that Ms. Yurgel should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Let's send a message to the fake "rescues" who cash in on innocent animals - WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO EXPLOIT INNOCENT ANIMALS FOR YOUR OWN GAIN!

    13. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Debra Pinegar PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I hope you exceed your petitions 1500 signature goal! Please do me a favor and sign my petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/ban-animal-gas-chambers-in-texas. Thanks

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    • candy cahill TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      can not stand animals being mistreated. They are live kids, they need love and attention.

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    • animal lover CUMBRIA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      YOU HORRIBLE WOMAN ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS MONEY AND NOT THE ANIMALS. PLEASE SIGN

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    • Jamilee Catena PISCATAWAY, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • almost 3 years ago

      THIS WOMEN SAYS SHE SAVES ANIMALS FROM SHELTERS BUT THEN SHE TAKES THOSE SAME ANIMALS TO OTHER SHELTERS WHEN THEY GET TO OLD SO SHE CAN GET MORE PUPPIES

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    • Patty Coogan NAPLES, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      these people only care about money so what is $330 to them. the fine should be huge - that's the only way to end this kind of abuse. face it, for these types, money talks!

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