Willowbrook stable cleared of animals after evacuation order
A Willowbrook stable once home to more than 150 animals was officially cleared Monday, more than a month after a fire at the oft-cited property prompted an evacuation order from L.A. County.
Aaron Reyes of the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control said inspectors toured the premises Monday morning and the last horse was being removed.
“We’re happy to report that all the horses have been relocated,” Reyes said.
The stable sits on a raised patch of land dotted with plywood structures, a few riding areas and swarms of manure-feasting flies near the intersection of West 131st Street and Athens Way.
Although often praised as an affordable option for boarders by customers who told The Times they paid $120 a month to stable their horses, the property was issued more than 100 citations in the past five years, including allegations of animal abuse, unlicensed buildings, drug possession and other violations.
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