Petsmart supplier under investigation

Henle15

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:19 pm


I don't see any other place to put this..so I put it here. The biggest supplier for petsmart busted finally...www.petsmartcruelty.com. Rainbow World Exotics also supplies animals to Petco on a smaller scale. Hopefully this will help our cause a get the stores to stop selling animals or at least cut back.

I think that peta is too liberal..but the investigations they do are always right on and never surprise me as to what happens. Poor guineas and other animals treated badly.

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tiggyswift

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:52 pm


Thanks for posting this! I have already sent the letter to try to stop the sale of these poor helpless animals! Those pictures really tore my heart out!!!

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:57 pm


That is sickening I feel the need to vomit .

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:21 pm


Ah. I've heard of that mill. Yeah, they supply to Petco too :(

Henle15

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:36 pm


Hey Lynx...is there any way to maybe put this on the front page like we did for the critter run a couple of months ago?

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Piggiecavyguinea

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:10 pm


This is soooo IRRITATING. I emailed them and I even left a call. They PISS ME OFF! I'm officially on strike from petco. I already was on strike, actually, but now I OFFICIALLY am. I've been getting my things and Pet Food Express that doesn't sell animals. They rock, man!

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Piggiecavyguinea

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:11 pm


I mean PetSmart. But petco, too

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:15 pm


I buy my stuff at Animal Jungle . Anyone care to find out about their breeders ? I don't know where to look to find out .

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papiggieluverz

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:22 pm


That is beyond disgusting. That is only one of reasons why I won't go into a pet store.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:37 pm


Is Animal Jungle a local mom and pop? It's likely backyard breeders or in store. If they sell animals, it is not a good place to shop regardless.

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Piggiecavyguinea

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:38 pm


papiggieluverz... just out of curiosity, what are your other reasons besides animal cruelty?

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:42 pm


I wouldn't say it is a mom and pop but it is not a chain store either, they sell animals as well as adopt out through the shelter . They do adopt out Guinea Pigs and Rabbits that people dump there .

That is where I got my Rose and Unicorn . Rose was a dumped Guinea Pig .

It is the only place I can find Oxbow pellets.

Their website is www.animaljungle.com .

I know I have read rants and raves on craigslist about their fish being crowded but we used to get our fish there when we had tanks and we never had any die or be sick from them .

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Topaz

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:53 pm


Ugh, that first video is one of the worst things I've ever seen. Those poor poor animals. I hope anyone involved in that whole thing gets a little taste of some suffering of their own. It sounds terrible, but I really do.

I'm hoping I don't have nightmares now. I should know better than to watch things like that.

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:53 pm


Vanilla, animal jungle is awful. That's the place with all the birds right? Have you ever looked at the animals they have there? FILTHY! Please don't shop there. They're usually sick too. It's a bit of a longer drive, but Care-a-lot on Diamond Springs road has aspen (CHEAP!), carefresh (CHEAP!), and emergency timothy hay. They also have the best selection of cat food in Tidewater and the 2nd best selection of dog food (second to Dog Stuff). They don't sell any animals other than fish, which are spotless. I had to order my oxbow online when I lived in Norfolk. Pet Care Veterinary Hospital sells them for an emergency, but they are quite expensive.

Edit: Ok I found the address, Holland Road IS the place I was talking about. I didn't realize they even sold Oxbow? Anyway, I hate that place.

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Bat

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:07 pm


I could not even watch the whole thing. I just began sobbing. I feel so bad for those poor helpless animals. Never again will I shop there or other places that support this.

It is so upsetting.

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:26 pm


Rshevin ,

I have looked and didn't see any animals seeming to be filthy . I don't plan on ever buying another animal from a pet-shop now that I know there are rescues for more than cats and dogs.

However I didn't know that Care a lot sold the bedding I thought that it was a Vet office. It is actually closer to me that Animal Jungle . Thanks for the info .

I cant afford the price of Oxbow at Pet Care . So I have been buying it at Animal Jungle . I wonder if I can order it cheaper online ? I buy my hay from a farmer in Suffolk .

My dog is on a fresh foods diet due to gastric problems so I make all her food .

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:00 pm


You have to be joking right? The last time I was in there, the bird rooms were covered in feces and a tiny little bird was sick and walking around on the floor. The small mammals smelled so disgusting I had to walk away. They keep their pregnant and breeding moms on site, out on the main retail floor. I didn't realize they even sold Oxbow.

Care-a-lot has a weekend low cost dog and cat clinic, but that's it. You'll have to look for the aspen, but you'll like it. HUGE bag for $10. I shopped there regularly for nearly 3 years and it was never in the same place twice! If you only see pine and cedar, ask the staff. They have it in the back. Remind them it's in a blue bag. They're just a little slow on stocking now that they moved to this retail store. The staff is somewhat lacking I feel, but it's the only pet supply store that carries things for exotics. They have dog and cat toys, beds, that kind of thing too. Oh, and the biggest selection of "fish" antibiotics you've ever seen. For your "fish" of course ::cough cough::

I understand the prices at Pet Care (hence calling them emergency food). I ended up ordering from Pet Food Direct. It wasn't unreasonable, especially if you're able to save on hay. LandosMama and I tried hard to find a brick and mortar store for Oxbow, but couldn't.

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:20 pm


No seriously it did not seem dirty and I do pay attention to that . The animals have always had fresh food water and hay when I have gone .The ferrets stink like ferrets and the birds are loud. I actually don't go in the bird room because I get so sick from them .

I did see that they keep breeding animals out . I thought that was better since you can see them and you know they aren't in a pet mill ? I am really dumb about this stuff I guess .

However I will get my bedding at Care A Lot now . If I can find cheaper Oxbow elsewhere I will. Thanks for the information ! :)

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lisam

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:24 pm


VP, what do you use for bedding? Most feed/farm stores carry shavings--are there any close to you?

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vanillapooh1979

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:29 pm


I use kilned pine aspen and carefresh mixed . The nearest feed store is 40 miles from me as far as I know and they don't carry anything but pine and woody pet .

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