Dozens of Live Animals Found in Petco Dumpster—Take Action Now!

In a dumpster outside a Petco store, a woman was horrified to find more than just garbage.

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VICE Report: Animals Are ‘Dying at Alarming Rates’ in PetSmart Stores

“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.”

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PHOTOS: Heaps of Dead Animals; a PetSmart and Petco Supplier to Blame—Again

Workers at Sun Pet apparently discarded hundreds of dead fish and crabs. THIS is where Petco and PetSmart get animals they sell.

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UPDATE: Lawsuit Filed Against 2 Former PetSmart Employees After Dog Dies

“[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

Photo courtesy of California Highway Patrol–Merced

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

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.

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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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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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