Written by PETA
Can you trust your groomer? A dog named Sadie died a hideous death from burns and other injuries when a PETCO groomer left her locked inside a cage dryer. Now her guardian, Teresa Gilland, is suing the company, seeking to have cage dryers banned in their grooming locations. We concur. Cage dryers can be death traps, and one needless death in a grooming salon is one too many.
This isn't the first time—and it almost certainly won't be the last—that an animal has been injured or has died because of PETCO's negligence. Countless animals have suffered from heat exhaustion after being left unattended in front of hot dryers, and at least one dog accidentally hanged herself when she was left unattended and tried to jump out of a grooming tub.
The best way to protect your dog from all this trauma and danger and yourself from the risk of losing a family member is to learn to groom your dog yourself. It isn’t hard, and patience is required, but it is worth it. Still going to the groomer? Then PETA offers these safety tips:
For more information, see PETA's grooming accident factsheet.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I worked as an assistant groomer at petco for a while, I stayed there as long as I could bear it, but its the people working there that can be unethical. Some cruel ppl who have no business near animals were hired on the spot bc of thier money making rappor as an effecient groomer. I hate kennels as much as the next.person bur I know the store I was at the kennels were ventilated by air vents that were room tempeture and only on for 15 minutes once the pet was inside. I dont think that the equipment was necessarily cruel I think thw groomers themselvesought to be in jail. I definatley believe that animals will continue to suffer under petcos care as long as theyre money hungry --- who dont care about anything except a sale. Fortunatley I was able to get out of there, and I groom my pups at home n encourage.my pals to do the same.
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