Owner suing to stop Vegas arson case puppy auction

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pet shop co-owner is suing to stop a raffle of the 27 puppies rescued from a Las Vegas business that authorities say a woman and a man tried to torch.

Attorney Jacob Hafter sought a court order Friday blocking Clark County and the non-profit Animal Foundation from taking the dogs from Prince and Princess pet store managing owner Donald Thompson.

Hafter alleges officials conspired to steal the puppies from Thompson and sell them for money.

Thompson wants to turn the dogs over to a different nonprofit animal rescue group.

With store co-owner Gloria Lee in jail, the Clark County Commission this week rejected Thompson's ownership claim.

Lee and accused arson co-conspirator Kirk Bills are accused of trying to set the store afire early Jan. 27 for the insurance money.

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