Manassas city animal control officers seized 25 dogs and puppies and charged the owners of Capital City Pups after an investigation into inadequate care.
The investigation began May 15 after city police received a complaint about the pet store at 9021 Center St.
Animal control officers initiated an investigation and conducted an inspection of the business, finding numerous puppies "being held in inadequate conditions which violated the care of companion animal code of Virginia," city police said in a news release.
The owner of the business and the business manager were cited and released on summonses.
Nathan Port, 39, of Annandale, and Anthony Zigmont, 28, of Manassas were both charged with 26 counts of inadequate care, city police said.
As a result of the investigation, 25 dogs were seized and taken to the Manassas Animal Adoption Center where they will remain until the investigation is complete.
The Animal Control Section asks anyone with additional information related to this case to contact them at (703) 257-8009. This investigation is ongoing.