Some of the most loved and cherished members of our family can't even speak our same language. Still, that doesn't stop millions of people around the world from falling in love with their pets and treating them like regular members of the family.
However, owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility Owners are left with many questions about taking care of their animal. They have to find out the best food, make sure they are staying fit and active, and also keep up with grooming their furry friend.
Sadly, a tragic news story is being reported. Numerous dogs have been dying after being groomed at PetSmart.
"Nearly 50 dogs have died after being groomed at PetSmart stores across the country, according to an investigative report Thursday that says the company offered heartbroken owners non-disclosure agreements in exchange for hush-money payments," reported the NY Post.
Apparently, the issue has been occurring for a long time.
"Since 2008, 47 dogs in 14 states have died following visits to the nation’s leading pet store chain – and 32 of them came after 2015, when the company was bought by private equity firm BC Partners, according to the nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media," according to the report.
An investigation concerning the incident found that many of the deaths were attributed to inexperienced groomers who were rushing through their grooming sessions. The company also allegedly paid off customers to not speak of their troubled visits.
"Jill Ryther, an attorney who’s represented owners in lawsuits against PetSmart, blasted the company’s offer of payments and non-disclosures, which prohibit owners from disclosing anything about the incident, payment and even the existence of the agreement," reported the NY Post.
Will you still be taking your animal into PetSmart?
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