Judge revokes license for eastside pet shop

Owner has 20 days to decide on appeal

INDIANAPOLIS - An administrative law judge has revoked the pet shop license for the Fish Bowl at 2101 E. Michigan St.

The decision comes weeks after Indianapolis Animal Care and Control Officers confiscated 400 animals after an inspection revealed dead fish and lizards, dirty cages and tanks without proper water and oxygen levels.

The Fish Bowl has the right to appeal the decision.

If owner Bill Houston decides to appeal, he must let the Department of Code Enforcement know within 20 days.

Houston is also facing $1.4 million in fines for 581 care and treatment violations.

Houston is scheduled for a trial on April 10, where another judge will likely decide what will happen to the animals, which are currently being held at the city shelter on South Harding Street.

The Fish Bowl has been a fixture on the east side for more than 40 years.



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