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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 20, 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: Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested a pet shop owner after investigators found numerous dead animals in the store. Detectives found 33 dead animals. The owner told detectives he was just lazy and never went back when he ran into financial difficulty before the grand opening of the pet shop. One hundred sixty reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and invertebrates went without food, water or care for three weeks.

Source: East Valley Tribune

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