Posts Tagged ‘Petland’

Puppy mill suit against Petland not dead

August 11, 2009

“The suit was dismissed Friday by a federal judge in Phoenix who said the allegations were too general and that the complaint did not show that the plaintiffs were direct victims of the fraud that was alleged in the suit.
Judge David Campbell of U.S. District court in Phoenix gave the pet owners until Aug. 29 to file a revised complaint with more detailed allegations.”


Petland suit dismissed in Arizona

August 9, 2009

“Petland Inc is pleased to learn that the federal district court in Arizona has dismissed the class action lawsuit against it that was filed by six individuals and supported by the Humane Society of the United States. The court’s ruling was delivered on August 7, 2009.

The Court ruled that the Complaint in the lawsuit failed to set forth any legally viable claims. In addition, the Court noted in its ruling that the Complaint failed to present any facts establishing any causal relationship between the injuries claimed by the plaintiffs and anything that Petland had done.”


More Petland horror stories

August 7, 2009

After the story about drowned rabbits, more people are speaking out about what happens at Petland stores:

“One person claiming to be a former Petland employee writes, “[I] used to work at a Petland … and [I] can totally relate to this picture … The stores … have puppies dying all the time, due to not having water and food. [T]he kennel techs are untrained and underpaid and they get back at the company by not taking care of the animals! … [A]ll Petlands should be shut down or the animals should all be taken away. [A]ll they care about is money, money, money!”

Another writes, “I used to work for Petland … I ended up being let go, because I refused to … [p]ut dying hamsters, parakeets, … kittens, [and] small puppies in plastic bags and put them in the freezer, and let [animals] breed rampantly. I also got in trouble for … wasting company money by cleaning animal cages that were out of customer sight …”

And yet another writes, “I opened the freezer once and there were frozen snakes in there. I asked what they were … They said they weren’t paying the vet to treat [the animals], so they put them to sleep in there. Rats and mice, hamsters and gerbils, and other small critters were always committing cannibalism, because of lack of food, and not having enough space.”


New allegations against Petland

August 6, 2009

“Following two investigations and a class action lawsuit for selling dogs from puppy mills, Petland pet stores has landed at the center of another controversy.

This time, it’s for an employee who drowned two rabbits at the Akron, Ohio, store where she worked and then posted it on Facebook.

Elizabeth  Carlisle posted a picture of herself holding two dead, drenched rabbits up to her face after she drowned the them in the back room of the Petland store,  PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) reported today.”


Carmel Petland rallly today

July 18, 2009

“If you are outraged by the way puppy mill dogs are treated, you can make a difference. This Saturday, July 18th, you can join Petshop Puppies at the puppy mill rallies. These rallies are held near pet shops that sell puppies. The goal is to increase the public’s awareness of puppy mill dogs and to send a message to the pet shop owners-Please stop selling puppies! The rallies are very peaceful and are appropriate for all ages. Signs are provided but you are always welcome to bring your own. The first rally will be outside the Petland in Carmel from 10 AM-11:30 AM. Please note the new times. From there, they will go to Uncle Bills in Fishers and stand united from 12:30-2 PM. The rallies are absolutely peaceful and totally legal. Permits are obtained to legally stand in the designated areas during these times. Please do not park in the pet shop’s parking lot.”


Petland store goes out of business

July 13, 2009

“A Blount County pet store targeted by protesters earlier this year is going out of business.

The Blount County Humane Society accused the Maryville Petland store of
supporting puppy mills in January; however the store management calls those allegations false.

Managers say the economy, not the protest, is closing the doors.”


Petland store owner responds to charges

July 1, 2009

“The Humane Society, a national animal protection organization separate from the Benton-Franklin Humane Society that operates a shelter in Kennewick, used public documents to trace shipments of more than 15,000 puppies from commercial brokers to Petland stores.

The Humane Society said the Pasco Petland — the only Petland store in Washington — gets its puppies from Mid-America Pet Broker LLC of Neosho, Mo.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this year cited the broker for buying from breeders without verifying that they were licensed, for using expired and incorrect medications and for using cages that were too small, the Humane Society reported.

Miner acknowledged the Pasco Petland gets the majority of its puppies from Mid-America, but he said the broker hasn’t mistreated animals as the Humane Society portrays.”


Complaints against Petland dog treatment

June 9, 2009

“I recently went into the Petland located in Austin to see how the animals are being treated.  I saw numerous dogs and puppies in cages with NO BLANKETS, shivering and curled up on the wire flooring.  I also saw the same thing months earlier!  Their is no reason why these dogs should not have blankets!  Please sign my petition in hopes of changing their policies!  Most animal shelters give their animals blankets, Petland should be no exception!  If we can’t get it out of Austin, maybe we can at least let the animals keep warm!”


Comments about working at Petland

May 18, 2009

No way to verify accuracy of comments but they are interesting nonetheless.

Do not shop at Petland. They buy sick puppies. I use to work there and while I was there I have seen say six people purchase a puppy and five bring the puppy back because they are sick. I have also witnessed the kennel manager looking at puppy mills online and purchasing puppies from them.I quite and because I quite they held my check and lied about the reason why…then they were suppose to pay me one amount per hour and when I got my check they had cut the pay and the amount of my check.  The store manager Tom is a coward who could not even come out the back and speak to me regarding my pay or the reason I left.The employees talk about the customers so bad and they also talk about one another behind their backs…I was singled out and did not get the perks all the other employees received and some of them were just as new as myself..They did not pay me my commission for sales I made and even though I sold a puppy they gave the credit to someone else, even though she came back a few days later and said the vet told her the puppy has a cold and had to leave him in the store…customers think they are being cared for and they are just being put in a secluded room being checked on every blue moon..The puppies are only sprayed down with a pet freshener spray even after sitting in their own poop……nobody really trained me…and this guy that came from the head office followed me around the store as if I were a criminal.when he did not speak to me, thought it was because he was just quiet but he spoke with everyone else…I had customers even tell me right out they did not want me to help them can I find someone else or they would ignore me and go to another employee..I am a hard worker. I’m married.I am not on welfare and I’m in collage.I know there are racist everywhere but I don’t understand what I did to deserve that kind of treatment..Mainly from coworkers and the managers…I mean why hire me if you don’t want me there…It just really sucks and I don’t know what to do or even how to deal with it..It really hurts that it is 2009 and people are still that way…”


Petland wants Court to dismiss lawsuit

May 15, 2009

“Petland Inc., a Chillicothe-based chain of pet stores, and The Hunte Corp., a puppy supplier, have asked a federal judge to toss out a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the companies sold unhealthy puppies to consumers.”