Update on Pet Scandal
As per the Hawaii Humane Society, the woman who owns the Waimanalo property where 150 dogs were found in extremely abused condition, seized earlier this year and sheltered by the Humane Society, has opened a new pet shop called Aloha Pet Shop in the Pearl Kai Shopping Center.
Sheryl Luke-Kalani is the registered manager of Aloha Pet Shop and the daughter of Vernon Luke, who is cited as vice president and treasurer of Bradley International according to state business records -- the company that pleaded no-contest to 153 counts of animal cruelty on 12 December. Luke-Kalani is also the property owner of record on the 41-761 Mahailua Street home in Waimanalo, where the Hawaiian Humane Society seized 150 dogs, many of them pregnant, claiming they were neglected and abused.
One worker said the store gets puppies from all over the island. State records show Luke-Kalani owned a pet shop called The Pet Spot at Pearl Highlands. The store closed and Luke-Kalani then opened Aloha Pet Shop. Pubrecords also indicate that there were seven complaints filed against Pet Stop dating back to January, 2008.