MANASSAS, Va. — Animal Control officers rescued 25 dogs from Capital City Pups, a Manassas, Virginia pet shop, a police report said.

The officers received a complaint on May 15 about possible animal care problems at Capital City Pups at 9021 Center St., and initiated an investigation and inspection. 

The investigation determined numerous puppies were being held in "inadequate conditions which violated the care of companion animal code of Virginia," a police report said.

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Officials said the owner of the business and the business managers were cited and released on summonses, and 25 dogs were seized.

The 25 dogs were taken to the Manassas Animal Adoption Center, and will stay there until officials have finished the investigation. 

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