Woman Arrested for Trying to Free Pet Store Puppies

The 23-year-old student, who has a history of animal rights activism, was caught wearing a puppy-print pajama shirt

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A woman was arrested in Norwalk, Conn. Wednesday for breaking into a pet store and trying to “set the puppies free,” local police said.

Local newspaper The Hour reports that Anouk Govil, 23, attempted the break-in at Puppies of Westport early Wednesday morning by smashing the door in with a rock.

The University of Connecticut student was wearing a puppy-print pajama shirt when she was caught by an officer patrolling the area.

When the officer questioned her, she admitted she was trying to free the young canines.

Govil has a history of involvement with animal rights causes. She started a petition on change.org to convince actor and cat-enthusiast James Franco to abandon a commercial that featured a tiger.

Govil was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and will appear in court on Jan. 21.

[The Hour]