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PetSmart Employee Charged with Cruelty

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Posted May 19, 2011 by peta2 staff

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.

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  • 1773 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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!!!

  • 2005 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t shop at petsmart but it’s really weird that my local petsmart had this happen.

  • 2023 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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

  • 2023 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG this sooooooo needs to stop!!!! I feel sooo bad. HELP SAVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2026 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I got two rats from a petco and only one had health problems. My doctor got two rats from the local store (Petlife) and one died in a couple days. :

  • 2027 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t believe how cruel a company can be!

  • 2029 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ohhh i buy my fish here. Now i feel guilty, but they do have the nicest tanks ive seen at any store.

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will never ever shop there! EVER!

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    it’s gross , I can’t believe it is real ….My god !!!
    ***5 minutes of criying laters : poor littles animals …
    Stop this !!! DON’T shop at petsmart !!!!

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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.

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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!

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always shop at Petsmart, which is now stopping. I am in Canada; does anyone know where we can continue to get Halo dog food in Salmon flavor?

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they should,nt be allowed to have animals there, and this petsmart employee needs more than just been charged…

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    suspend!?!? fire him! only a matter of time before he moves on to people. sick

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats Horrible! thank god i dont shop at petsmart or anywhere like that, i prefer my local store 🙂 never have any problems 🙂

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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.

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PetSmart sucks! i bought 3 fish from there, and all three died. However the fish i get from Petco are just fine!

  • 2030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THAT IS TERRIBAL!!!!!! WHY WEREN’T THEY FIRED?!

  • 2031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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.

    • 1991 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      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.

  • 2031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I dont shop at Petsmart OR Petco. Local stores are always the way to go. They have quality and care about their customers and their pets well being.

    • 2029 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      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…..”

      • 2023 days ago

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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        Well all my pets are rescues (except two but they were both born in my home so…)

  • 2031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    At least they are trying! But they need to do something about it now, because the word will spread and they are going to lose tons of their customers!

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