Four Dogs Have Died After Being Groomed At PetSmart – Here’s What Pet Owners Need To Know

This is horrible!!! I can only imagine how the caretakers must feel to lose their beloved pets like this. What do you think? Do you think groomers should be licensed? Will that help prevent situations like this from occurring?

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Corgi owner, Chuck Crawford from NJ told about his encounter with PetSmart. He dropped off his 8 year old corgi, Abby and received a phone call that he needed to pick Abby up at a different location.

“It was a 20-second phone call. It was so crude and beyond comprehension. To take your pet for grooming and have them die? That is the absolute worst thing.”

This was the response from PetSmart:

“When Abby became unresponsive, our associates took her to a neighboring PetSmart store with an in-store veterinarian. We are deeply saddened by Abby’s passing, and we are in constant contact with  her pet parent during this very difficult time.”

 PetSmart that has put many pet owners on high alert. According to Today, PetSmart has faced animal mistreatment allegations after four pets died during grooming appointments while in the store’s custody. These deaths have occurred over the past five months. All but one were at PetSmart locations in New Jersey.

A woman named Danielle DiNapoli also posted her experiences with her dog, Scruffles, in a Facebook post from December.

“My beautiful, healthy scruffles died yesterday at Pet Smart in Flemington Nj while getting a standard grooming. Pet smart refuses to answer any questions regarding her passing and only states it’s under investigation. We have asked to speak to the groomer and a report of what happened during her last hours on earth. They refuse to give us information. Please share if anyone has witnessed our baby yesterday at PetSmart in Flemington at 9:45 am – 10:40 am pls inbox me. Please  help us❤”

PetSmart did explainwhat occurred during the grooming appointments but fact were  inadequately presented, as a result, the DiNapoli family has filed a lawsuit against the pet chain.

Tara Fiet and David Bolduc also took their pets to the same store in Flemington, NJ.  Fiet’s dog, Ranger, came home and appeared under the weather and lethargic. He died shortly afterward.

While Bolduc’s dog, George suffered an unexplained back injury after his appointment.This case is still open.

This is to bring awareness to the chain and the problems that this area has.  If you are nearby please let this be your warning!

What do you think ?