Officers with Indianapolis Animal Care and Control (IACC) seized several animals at a near east side pet shop Thursday afternoon.
Officials said the decision to confiscate the animals at Fish Bowl Pet Supplies, located at 2101 East Michigan, came after an inspection revealed the shop violated several rules.
Last week, an inspection of the store was conducted, resulting in 581 citations from IACC for the care and treatment of the animals. Officers found hundreds of dead animals, including fish and lizards. Additionally, the animals were living in filthy conditions.
Thursday afternoon, officers executed a warrant and seized several animals, including alligators, scorpions and iguanas.
IACC officials said they gave the pet store’s owner several days to comply with their orders, but he failed to do so.