Animal Abuse at Valley's Largest Pet Spa
Last night, the Studio City Neighborhood Council (SCNC) took up the issue of Chow Bella, a Studio City animal grooming and boarding facility that has been at the center of repeated animal abuse allegations.
Three hours into an otherwise routine meeting, the twelve-member board considered asking the Department of City Planning to review the local pet spa’s zone variance, granted to them in 2005. A zone variance allows the limited overnight boarding of dogs.
“Frankly,” said board member Remy Kessler, “[just asking for a review] is too weak.”
Instead, the Council voted unanimously to request that the city revoke Chow Bella’s zone variance. Throngs of supporters cheered the motion and viewed the passage as the first battle in a war against a business they feel to be egregious violators of animal rights.