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February 17, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
West Hollywood burnished its reputation as a national leader in animal rights legislation Tuesday night when the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to prohibit most sales of cats and dogs in "companion animal" (pet) stores. The fact that no city pet stores now sell the animals didn't dampen supporters' enthusiasm for the measure. Local and national animal rights activists celebrated the news, saying they hoped it would spark similar efforts elsewhere. "This definitely calls for champagne," Carole Raphaelle Davis, West Coast director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, said before the vote.
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March 7, 1987 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
The owner of the Docktor Pet Center store in Torrance, an outlet in the nation's largest pet store franchising operation, has been charged with 27 misdemeanor counts of violating state animal care laws, including cruelty to animals. The owner, Richard Rosenthal, 33, is facing prosecution for similar charges involving another Docktor Pet Center in Montclair in a case filed Nov. 24.
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June 3, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
Karl Schwarz, owner of a local pet food store, has been recognized by a council member for giving time and space to area animal shelters in an effort to save dogs and cats from being put to death. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick said Schwarz should be commended for trying to help area shelters find homes for stray and abandoned animals for the past six years.
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January 3, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Except for one turtle who crawled to safety and two others who found refuge in a bucket, the devastation from the early-morning fire was complete at the Reef Tropical Fish and Pets store in Anaheim. Twenty hamsters, 20 mice, six rats, six iguanas and 30 to 40 birds, including finches, cockatiels and parakeets, died in the blaze discovered about 1:30 a.m. Friday, said owner Theeravut Phromratanapongse. "We stocked up right before Christmas. Every case was full," he said.
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April 12, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tina Nashik thought that she smelled a rat when a man came into her pet shop and tried to sell her $2,500 worth of exotic reptiles at scaled-down prices. Suspicious, Nashik nevertheless dished out the money to buy nearly 130 snakes, iguanas, lizards, toads and frogs. But she began making calls to other dealers who specialize in reptiles to see if they were missing any stock.
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April 10, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three incumbent City Council members, facing 10 challengers in Tuesday's election, have been forced time and again while campaigning to defend their decision to lure a large pet-supply store to town. At political forums and in interviews with the candidates, the fur has flown most often over the council's vote last year to spend up to $187,500 in redevelopment funds over 7 1/2 years to persuade PetSmart to open in Lancaster.
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November 3, 1988
A pet store owner has been ordered to sell his business and pay nearly $13,000 in fines for keeping sick animals in unsanitary conditions. Richard Allen Rosenthal, 35, owner of Docktor Pet Center in Torrance, was sentenced Tuesday in South Bay Municipal Court to three years' probation for 11 misdemeanor convictions of animal cruelty and improper shop maintenance. Rosenthal was also ordered not to own or operate a business involving pets in Los Angeles County during his probation.
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December 25, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and family members tried to comfort Zoe Zimmerman on Tuesday, but she could not stop crying. The pain of losing several friends was too great. Zimmerman's friends--30 birds, many of them exotic--perished early Tuesday when fire swept through her pet store in a North Hills mini-mall. The fire was reported at 12:03 a.m. and was controlled within 30 minutes, Los Angeles city fire officials said. The blaze also heavily damaged a flower shop, a video store and a car accessories store.
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February 24, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
Local residents and the owners of a Ventura Boulevard pet-supply shop were unsuccessful this week in resolving neighbors' concerns about the shop's plans to begin dog-grooming activities. Wednesday night's meeting was sponsored by City Councilman Mike Feuer's office after the city's Board of Zoning Appeals upheld a zoning administrator's granting Petco a variance to groom dogs and sell small pets.
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February 20, 1998
An electrical fire at El Ranchito Pet Shop early Thursday killed 24 birds, a dog and a rat, fire officials said. Firefighters received a call at 5 a.m. that smoke was coming from the building, located in a mini-mall in the 3000 block of Tweedy Boulevard, county Fire Department spokesman Ed Loney said. Nineteen firefighters extinguished the blaze at 5:17 a.m., rescuing snakes, lizards, rabbits, rats, a dog and "one very unhappy iguana," Loney said. Fire officials estimated damage at $70,000.
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