All animals removed from Warren pet store due to unsafe conditions

(WXYZ) - Police and animal control officers removed all of the animals at a pet store in Warren on Wednesday afternoon.

Bunnies, lizards, birds, turtles, cats and more were removed from Greenwood Pets and Plants on Schoenherr and 9 Mile in Warren because of what authorities call "unsafe conditions."

The mayor says there is a $9000 outstanding water bill and therefore no running water in the store. There isn't working electricity either.

Neighbors say the store has been around for about 35 years and used to be a great place for local kids to visit. They say it has since taken a decline.

Police also found the owner of the store hiding in the basement. He was taken out on a stretcher and was yelling that this was the mayor of Warren's fault.

The owner is currently at the hospital under police guard. He is facing possible charges of animal neglect and is currently on probation for a drug charge, according to police.

The shop was a staple in the neighborhood and area residents had mixed reactions to the raid on Wednesday.

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