4 PetSmart Employees Face Cruelty Charges After Dog Dies During Nail Trim

“[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.

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5,000 Dogs, Other Animals Likely Bought Online Found Dead in Shipping Boxes

“It was like a living hell,” said one witness. “[T]he entire place reek[ed] of rotting bodies.”

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Man Tortures, Kills Hamsters He Says He Bought at PetSmart

PetSmart sells helpless animals to anyone who can pay. The chain reportedly sold vulnerable hamsters to someone who tortured and killed them.

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Let Us Know if You Purchased a Reptile Habitat That Didn’t Meet the Animal’s Most Basic Needs

If you were misled into purchasing a snake or another habitat that didn’t meet the animal’s most basic needs, please contact us.

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BREAKING: 21 North Carolina PetSmart Stores Told to Shape Up

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.

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BREAKING: PetSmart Stores Cited for 70+ Animal Welfare Violations

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.

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PETA Will Buy Every Betta Fish From Petco in Exchange for a Sales Ban

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.

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Fish-Hauling Truck Struck by Big Rig, Countless Goldfish and Koi Killed

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).

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Dogs Killed, Injured at PetSmart and Petco Stores—Don’t Let Your Companion Be Next

Fatalities at PetSmart and Petco groomers and “hotels” seem to be monthly news. Please, don’t repeat these grieving guardians’ mistakes.

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Why That ‘Screaming Hamster’ Viral Tweet Isn’t Funny

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.

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7 Reasons Why Buying From Chewy.com Is Harmful to Animals

PetSmart—a retailer with “no empathy for the animals”—operates Chewy.com. During this coronavirus quarantine and beyond, please, only buy from retailers that DON’T exploit animals.

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RESCUED! Life Is a Picnic Now for Guinea Pigs Rescued From PetSmart Hell

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.

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Another Dog Dies After Going to PetSmart

The 4-year-old service dog had saved her guardian’s life “more than once.” She died after a weeklong stay at a PetSmart PetsHotel.

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Rescuing Bears, Exposing Animal Abusers, and Other PETA Victories From May

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!

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Report: Dog Dies at PetSmart, Company Tries to Buy His Family’s Silence

The Soto family dropped their dog off to be groomed. A little over an hour later, he was dead—and that’s just the beginning of the story.

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