- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty in a case of animal cruelty at a suburban Denver reptile shop has been sentenced to a year of probation.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/3MS3uU ) 22-year-old Brian Kubic was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Prosecutors say kittens, hedgehogs, reptiles and rodents at Jurassic Pets in Thornton were confined in unsanitary conditions without food, water and veterinary care. Some of the animals died and others were euthanized after the shop was raided.

Kubic’s father, Kenneth Kubic, was convicted in May of 18 counts of cruelty to animals; and his mother, Lynn Kubic, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Jurassic Pets continues to operate two stores - the one raided by police in Thornton and another in Lakewood.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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