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Jul 14, 2021
‘I Don’t Want Anyone To Suffer Like This’: Healthy Spot Pet Store Sued After Dog Dies While Getting Groomed KTVZ LOS ANGELES, California ( KCAL, KCBS ) — 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. 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. “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: “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.” Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.