Published Friday, March 7, 2014 | 11:59 a.m.
Updated Friday, March 7, 2014 | 1:34 p.m.
A judge has granted a temporary order stopping a raffle of the 27 puppies rescued from a Las Vegas business that authorities say a woman and a man tried to torch.
The order issued Friday blocks Clark County and the non-profit Animal Foundation from taking the dogs from Prince and Princess pet store managing owner Donald Thompson at least until a hearing on Tuesday.
Attorney Jacob Hafter alleges officials conspired to steal the puppies from Thompson and sell them for money.
Thompson wants the dogs to go to a different nonprofit group.
With store co-owner Gloria Lee in jail, the Clark County Commission rejected Thompson's ownership claim.
Lee and accused arson co-conspirator Kirk Bills are accused of trying to set the store afire early Jan. 27 for the insurance money.