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Posted by jilly....lol.......:) on 5/27/05
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    Small animals in the freezer????? I find this horrifying!:0.....we even spend $$$ on
    feeder mice and dwarf hamsters at the vet in my store...it is POLICY. Any one even
    found feeding feeder fish to other fish on the sales floor or euthanising sick fish
    are immediatley dismissed. (terminated) But perhaps these policies are in place
    because of the law suits. As I said my store is rather new so I don't know beyond my
    own recent experience with my Petco in particular. Please I urge anyone that finds
    problems in their Petco to please email or aquire the corporate # (always on the wall
    in front of the check outs...to call and complain higher up than the GM) They will
    MAke sure things get fixed. It distresses me to hear these things but they will only
    change if Petco(all pet stores) is forced into it and if better people who care are
    employed there.


    On 5/27/05, Robin P. wrote:
    > On 5/27/05, Anna wrote:
    >> I agree that each store has to be treated individually because they are only as
    >> good as the staff that looks after them. I read the last several posts and I get
    >> the sense that some of the authors may have a personal vendetta against Petco who
    >> will always find something to complain about. What I find really humorous though
    >> is that those who find so much atrocities in these stores have not placed a
    >> written complaint with the local authorities who can have changes made and levy
    >> fines. For an example, a dead bird in a cage or tortoises "stacked" would have
    >> been perfect opportunities to get the authorities and the SPCA into the store.
    >> Also, if the treatment of the birds and animals in these stores are so upsetting
    >> then why go into them four or five times a month. From my own observations I find
    >> there are as many more bad breeders than stores. I am in no way siding with the
    >> stores but lets not be procastinators, if you dislike the treatment of their
    >> livestock but won't call the people who could do something about it then boycot
    >> them and not go through their doors anymore.
    >
    >
    > Uhm,for the record,I myself have filed complaints with the humane society and the Fl
    > dept of agriculture about the Petco stores,and other pet shops in my area when I
    > found the conditions to be unfit.And I do not go to Petco stores,and buy
    anything,nor
    > have I ever.The pet store in question that has the teenyboppers I have not been in
    > for about 8-9 months now,after the incident in question I quit shopping there.
    > The problem is,have you ever actually read the state requirements for selling
    > animals? The minimum cage space required (for FL and 4 others I know of) is
    > sickening,and the rest of it,they don't care about.So long as they clean the water
    > bowls when the people come out and they have food,they don't care if it's starting
    to
    > rot,that's good enough for them.
    > One of the huge complaints filed against Petco stores was the policy to take any
    > small animal that required veterinary care and "euthanize" them by putting them in
    > the freezer.And that's something they don't check when they get called out to these
    > stores.