Five Sick Dogs Taken from Mystic Home

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Police have arrested a woman accused of living under a false name and selling dogs from her home. 

Police arrested Linda Snow, 59, of Olso Street in Mystic, on Friday after executing a search warrant and took five puppies to be treated.

Snow was charged with cruelty to animals and is a fugutive from Massachusetts, where she faces similar charges, officials said.  

The Groton Patch reports that Snow was living under the name Mary Howard and had a false Connecticut driver's license and car registration.

Authorities said Snow is believed to be connected to the Connecticut Cockapoos and Maltepoo/Maltipoo Puppies for Sale Web sites -- sites registered to Mary Howard, according to Network Solutions.

Police are now looking for people who bought dogs from or

Police are investigating the incident and ask anyone who has purchased a dog from Mary Howard, Linda Snow, Michael Howard or Mark Zimmerman to call Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712 or the Animal Control Officer at 860-441-6709.

Snow was charged with criminal impersonation, five counts of cruelty to animals and interfering.
Snow is being held on a $50,000.00.

The dogs were treated at Four Paws Veterinary Clinic in Old Mystic. Police say four of the five are in the town dog pound. A fifth remains in the care of doctors.

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