LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Southern California woman is suing a local pet store after her dog died during a grooming session.
Tamara Margolis said a tool used to restrain dogs during grooming strangled her 4-year-old Maltipoo named Charlie at the Healthy Spot store in West L.A.READ MORE: LA Employees Have Until Dec. 18 To Get COVID Vaccine
She alleges the chain puts profits over safety by encouraging employees to work quickly.
Margolis is part of a class-action lawsuit against the pet store, which is accused in at least one other pet injury case.READ MORE: LA Judge Grants Vanessa Bryant's Motion To Compel Depositions of Sheriff Villanueva And Fire Chief Osby
“I want this lawsuit to bring change and I don’t want anyone to suffer like this anymore,” Margolis said. “This was really difficult because it wasn’t his time to go.”
Another plaintiff, Amy Tully, said a groomer cut her Pomeranian Noelle’s tail, which had to be partially amputated as a result.
Healthy Spot released a statement saying in part:MORE NEWS: LAPD, LA School Police Investigate Sexual Assault Of Female Student In Hamilton High School Boys' Bathroom
“Our Healthy Spot family is heartbroken by Charlie’s death and by the injury sustained to Noelle under our care. These were two very rare cases… Our industry-leading training and grooming practices prioritize safety above all else, which is reflected in our record of serving hundreds of thousands of pets and loyal customers.”