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Re: Petsmart

Posted by me on 5/14/07
(6) Comments

    no really your wrong. It's the same old post over and over where
    you complain but never do anything about it. How bout getting a job
    there and trying to affect some changes? How about asking to meet
    with the manager with some helpful information about bird care. How
    bout starting an avian club and asking if you can meet at their
    store?? You'd be supprised what this can do. But that might
    actually mean action over words. Alot of the complainers are good
    at the talk but never affect anything and would never become
    personally involoved beyong this. Yeah I changed several industry
    policies at several corporate stores. Funny how getting involoved
    works. I just started by working there and moved up. So what you
    gonna do to make the difference?? As the old saying goes if your not
    part of a solution....your part of the problem. Corporate stores
    aren't going away so find ways to work with them, educate
    them.............etc.......TRY SOMETHING and try eing nice about
    it . You gather more fly's w/ honey than vinegar.

    On 5/10/07, Birdiegirl #1 wrote:
    > Just another person who wants to try to provoke responses seems
    > all to familiar from a couple of years ago. I did my part and I
    > could care less how you feel about it I know I am reaching people
    > who do care and the few who sit back and don't do nothing but post
    > against those who do so be it.
    > On 5/02/07, pet store blues wrote:
    >> Obviously someone must work at petsmart how else would they stay
    >> open. Yeah i think someone must work there for that to happen.
    >> that's generally how that works. I however do not work at
    >> petsmart.
    >> Do you eat meat?? What about caring about that life or is life
    >> just important when its just more politically correct?? Or when
    >> criticizing what others do?? Do the edible critters not have
    >> feelings?? You people are so full of double standards. Point
    >> being whining on a chat board doesn't change a damn thing. Ya
    >> aren't gonna stop big Business. Period. And ya might want to
    >> start with yourself and your own consuption of animals/animal
    >> products (own any leather?) before critiquing others.
    >> On 5/02/07, OK wrote:
    >>> OK!!! and you are WHO??????? Obviously You would think someone
    >>> that works at Petsmart LOL
    >>> I don't care why they are in business, when it comes to a
    >>> LIFE!!! They need to do it more professionally, and caring for
    >>> the animals they are trying to SELL!!
    >>> And, if you would have read the ladies post, she said she was
    >>> removing her business!!!!!!
    >>> So, why not leave the sarcasm behind!
    >>> On 5/02/07, pet store blues wrote:
    >>>> oh gee another pet store did this did that line.
    >>>> LEts see business 101
    >>>> 1. Businesses are in business to make money
    >>>> 2. Businesses are in business to stay in business
    >>>> What part of that are we not clear on? If your not happy
    >>>> their than shop else where. Obvously you have been
    >>>> patronizing thier eastablishments or you would not be privy
    >>>> to the conditions on the premesis. Really the only way to
    >>>> affect places like this is to remove your BUSINESs from
    >>>> their BUSINESS.
    >>>> On 4/26/07, birdiegirl #1 wrote:
    >>>>> Just paid a visit to one of the local Petsmart Stores here
    >>>>> in my area (MARYLAND) and decided to buy a lovebird and a
    >>>>> cockatiel. While talking to the salesperson, she asked if
    >>>>> I wanted to see the other cockatiels in the back to make a
    >>>>> choice of which one I might want so I stated sure. Well I
    >>>>> followed her to the back and there in a closet that was
    >>>>> 4x6 were cages stacked about 4 high and 2 wide. There was
    >>>>> a single light bulb in the ceiling but over all with the
    >>>>> stacking of the cages it was dull there were cockatiels,
    >>>>> finches and parakeets in there. The door was open but how
    >>>>> dismal to be shut in the dark without any ventilation any
    >>>>> time someone chose to shut the door or all night.
    >>>>> I spoke to the store manager about the situation and he
    >>>>> stated that it is petsmarts policy to house the birds in
    >>>>> the closet!!!! I have sent a complaint to Petsmart and I
    >>>>> will no longer purchase any pets or supplies from a place
    >>>>> that fails to adequately and humanely treat animals that
    >>>>> they make a living off of. It was also obvious that some
    >>>>> of the birds were showing signs of illness with bad
    >>>>> feathers and discolored pooh. Which I also brought up to
    >>>>> the manager about selling sick birds and exposing the rest
    >>>>> of the the birds to the sick birds and then selling them
    >>>>> to unsuspecting buyers. PETSMART IS NO BETTER THAN
    >>>>> PETCO!!!!