Many people have been asking us what personal action they can take to stop the “Woofy’s” puppy store from opening. Our online petition includes over 2,800 signatures of concerned citizens. You may participate here: change.org/stopwoofyschantilly.
We would love for you to join us at a peaceful, legal protest outside of the Woofy’s puppy store in the Chantilly Crossing Shopping Center on Saturday, March 14th from 12pm-4pm.
In addition, others have:
•Sent letters and emails to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
•Sent letters and emails to Fairfax County Government
•Contacted the Fairfax County Attorney General
•Contacted the Fairfax County Police Department – Animal Services Division
•Written reviews on Woofy’s Google Business page: https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=ChIJ038E6adHtokR4twoMOLGyUE
•Written reviews on Woofy’s Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/woofys-chantilly
As reported by WTOP, Ayman Koshok states that the trademark infringement claim is “absurd,” he is “innocent and will be acquitted,” and he still plans to open his Woofy’s business.
We cannot allow this to happen.
Here are the facts supporting the criminal charges:
Ayman and his brother were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a 6 month undercover investigation.
Petland terminated his franchise agreement and shut down the store.
Witnesses reported viewing, first-hand, the mistreatment of animals, the sale of sick puppies to unsuspecting consumers and the filthy conditions of the Petland store Ayman Koshok once operated.
Dozens of defenseless animals died after being mistreated. The Koshoks then stored the dead animals in a freezer.
In our opinion, Koshok has no regard for animals or people. It is also clear to us that he is trying to destroy our Woofie’s brand and the good reputation we have built over the last 15 years. We are not going to be bullied by him and we are not going to quietly stand by and watch him open yet another pet business. We are a voice for the animals and our voice won’t be silenced.
We are pursuing legal action against the Koshok brothers and Woofy’s.
We will certainly keep everyone updated! Again, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for helping us protect the animals.
A Virginia man who is charged with animal cruelty plans to move forward with opening a pet shop. But there is already a similarly-named business in the area, and a trademark question led to greater concerns.