An employee of a New Jersey PetSmart store has been charged with three counts of cruelty to animals after allegedly punching a cat, attacking another, and killing a rabbit at his girlfriend’s home. One of the cats was injured so severely that he had to be euthanized.
PetSmart has “suspended” the alleged animal killer. That’s not much, but it is way more than the chain has ever done when allegations of abuse surfaced against its animal supplier mills, like Sun Pet and Rainbow World Exotics. Or when customers and whistleblowers around the country have reported filthy, severely crowded cages; comatose animals who were lying on cage floors; and animals who were suffering from deadly, contagious diseases in PetSmart stores. A PETA undercover investigation at a Connecticut PetSmart store revealed that sick and injured animals were deprived of veterinary care and left to die slowly in the “sick room” out of public view. Yet PetSmart continues to buy and sell living beings as if they were squeaky toys.
You can help by refusing to shop at PetSmart until it stops selling animals.
They suspended him ? They should have fired his crazy a*s ! Petsmart doesn’t care about animals they care about the money they can make off , of them . Tell everyone you know about this . Help Stop this senseless cruelty . DON’T SHOP AT PETSMART!!!
Honestly, thats so horrible. i hav cats and if anyone did that to them i would be so upset, i hope their are criminal charges.That is animal abuse! I hope hes fired, PETCO and PETSMART has just lost another valuable costumer who has 3 pets.
Kitties hav rights 2
I say you spread this like wildfire until people realize that animals like people should be respected and properly cared for not sold and bought like cattle. Everything in the eyes of corporations is profit you me animals all are dollar signs until the people rise up and realize this injustices like this and injustice toward our fellow humans will continue. This is why capitalism is failing because it was once a just system when people cared about each other now its just a way to rule the world and corrupt democracy.
This is so appalling that a world-wide corporation like Petsmart would even allow this! It completely sickens me to hear case after case about the on going abuse and neglect that people cause to these animals….completely disgusting and VERY disappointing!
I remember when I was little I went into a pet store and saw a father hamster attacking the mother and it’s newborns, I was really confused and told my mom, she got an employee and they removed the dad from the cage, to think that if I hadn’t been there it could have gotten so much worse really worries me, they have such large amounts of animals that they don’t pay specific attention to them! It’s disgusting what people do to animals and what they don’t do for animals.
This makes me sick to my stomach. I’ve always tried to convince my mom to let me get a hamster from PetSmart since middle school. Now that I see this, I will NOT be buying any animals here. Heck, I don’t even have an interest to shop here for anything in general anymore.
Not all the animals from them are bad. I got both my hamsters, my sisters’ hamsters, my sister’s gerbil, and all of our fish. We had problems with one of the hamsters and almost all of the fish. The other animals were fine and lived happy lives.
i would go to local stores but the only one, called “jacks aquarium”, is horrible!!!!! the puppies are clearly from mills. they do not seperate the bunnies, rats, ect. so there is an over population. (my friend bought a guinea pig, it was pregnant, gave birth, then died along w/ her children.) then again i had 2 rats from petsmart. 1 went crazy and died w/ in 3 months while the other one got (acording to the vet) “an unidentafied growth…..”