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All 25 puppies from pet store fire go home with families

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Photo credit: The Animal Foundation Photo credit: The Animal Foundation
Photo credit: The Animal Foundation Photo credit: The Animal Foundation
Photo credit: The Animal Foundation Photo credit: The Animal Foundation

LAS VEGAS -- The puppies rescued from a pet shop, that police say was the target of arsonists, are all with their new families now.

The 25 puppies were raffled off last week to people who paid $250 per ticket for a chance to adopt one of the dogs. The last of the puppies were picked up by their new owners this past weekend.

The puppies got tangled in a legal battle after the puppies were rescued from the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique after a fire on Jan. 27. Owner Gloria Lee and Kirk Bills were arrested and charged with arson and animal cruelty. The co-owner of the shop, Lee's husband, Donald Thompson said he wanted to give the puppies to a non-profit animal rescue group. He filed a lawsuit to get the puppies removed from The Animal Foundation.

Both sides were able to reach an agreement to allow the puppies to be raffled and more than $55,000 was raised by the raffle. The money will be used to help The Animal Foundation and 70 other animal groups with their efforts to save more animals.

For those who bought raffle tickets and didn't get one of the puppies, they were able to pick another animal at the shelter. So far, 11 other dogs were adopted by people who bought raffle tickets. In all, there was 104 adoptions over the weekend.

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