The animal cruelty case against a Brick pet store owner and manager heads to court this week and a special alternate prosecutor has been appointed. 

The former owner of Puppies Galore,  Maria De Santis,  and manager Nathan Sladkin will appear in township municipal court Wednesday afternoon.

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The store was shut down in January following the discovery of alleged animal neglect and 26 sick puppies.