“People going into PetSmart should know the company doesn’t view [companion animals] as animals,” one former, traumatized employee told VICE. “They view them as products.”
Workers at Sun Pet apparently discarded hundreds of dead fish and crabs. THIS is where Petco and PetSmart get animals they sell.
“[Kobe] was hanging for over a minute. He was struggling and being tortured. … [T]hey just kept cutting his nails,” said Kobe’s guardian after viewing PetSmart surveillance video.
“It was like a living hell,” said one witness. “[T]he entire place reek[ed] of rotting bodies.”
PetSmart sells helpless animals to anyone who can pay. The chain reportedly sold vulnerable hamsters to someone who tortured and killed them.
If you were misled into purchasing a snake or another habitat that didn’t meet the animal’s most basic needs, please contact us.
Records show that a dog named Beethoven who developed an inflamed scrotum while being boarded at a PetSmart kennel wasn’t given veterinary care. His suffering must have been awful.
At one store, a lethargic bearded dragon who wasn’t eating was held for more than three weeks without receiving veterinary care. The suffering must have been terrible.
The coronavirus has created a unique opportunity for PETA to extend an olive branch of sorts to Petco and end our campaign against its sale of betta fish.
This fatal reminder that animals aren’t freight was an avoidable one. Please, let fish live in peace—never support pet stores that sell them (or any animal).
Pet store chains PetSmart and Petco have a history of incidents involving animals who have been traumatized, allowed to escape, injured, or even killed in their grooming salons.
Animals like this petrified hamster are sold like trinkets at pet stores such as PetSmart and Petco. Find out what you can do to help them.
Bogart and Duke languished in misery at a PetSmart store in Tennessee. Now, they’re in a loving home and finally living as guinea pigs should.
Japan ended its deadly pesticide experiments on dogs, the Iditarod lost even more support, and five bears were rescued. But we didn’t stop there!
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind