Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed an injunction seeking to shut down a Lancaster County kennel with a history of legal trouble stemming from the sale of sick dogs.

In a contempt petition, Corbett asked Commonwealth Court to close CC Pets and impose fines of $4.4 million for violating terms of a 2005 consumer fraud settlement.

Under the settlement kennel owners Joyce and Raymond Stoltzfus, of Peach Bottom, were required to identify their business in all classified ads.

Corbett alleges that the Stoltzfuses placed 884 classified ads in four newspapers, including the Inquirer, that failed to include the kennel name. Each violation carries a maximum fine of $5,000.

The Stoltzfuses, who formerly operated under the name Puppy Love, have been the subject of legal action by the Attorney General since 1997. CC Pets sells more than 2,000 puppies a year, making it one of the highest volume dog dealers in the state.

Click here for's politics page.