(AP) — An Indianapolis pet store where hundreds of dead fish, lizards and
other animals were found in filthy tanks and cages could face fines of
more than $1 million.
officials removed animals from the Fish Bowl Pet Center Thursday after the
owner failed to address violations following a failed inspection last
animals inside cramped, feces-filled cages or floating in tanks. Two live
puppies and dozens of birds were confiscated.
Indianapolis Star reports the shop was cited for 581 care and treatment
violations. Each carries a maximum $2,500 fine. That means owner Bill
Houston could have to pay more than $1.4 million.
opened 45 years ago. Houston's license to operate the business has been