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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 23, 2007
Location: Surprise, Arizona

Animal: Reptiles, Rodents, Amphibians
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: Pet Shop

Category: Animal Death by human
Species: Reptile, Other

Summary: Sheriff's detectives entered pet store in 110-degree heat where 160 exotic reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates were without food, water, and air conditioning for three weeks. Scores of animals died. The 23-year-old pet shop owner told investigators he ran into financial difficulty and power to store was cut off on 08/03/07. He was later charged with 126 counts of animal cruelty. See 9/20/07.

Source: KOLD News

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