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Pet Stores No Longer Allowed to Rent Space in Westcor Malls

My hats off to this company. This is a great.


http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news...alls-12-9-2011

PHOENIX - A big change is happening at pet stores inside many major shopping malls across the valley -- and it's giving thousands of animals in our state -- a second chance at life.

One of the biggest shopping mall owners in the country and here in Arizona will no longer be allowing the sale of animals in their malls. When the leases come up for the pet stores, they are replacing them with pet adoption centers.

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I wonder if that includes all pets? Where would one go to get goldfish or hamsters? And I have bought birds at pet stores. In fact I have not been in a pet store in a long time that had puppies, but some have had kittens real cheap. Theylooked like someone had brought in a litter.
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The pet store where I buy my dog food has birds, rodents and fish, but no dogs and the cats are shelter ones. The breed resue groups occasionally have an event there.

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I noticed that the pet store in our mall in MA is no longer there. I wonder if our mall did the same thing.

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The shame around here is that we've lost so many independents that used to carry GOOD quality birds and reptiles. Now the only option (unless you can find a breeder, or for reptiles want to do mail order) is Petsmart or Petco. I wouldn't buy a bird from either of those places if my life depended on it. It amazes me that they don't sell cats and dogs, (which I agree they shouldn't do) but have no problem selling very expensive, MUCH more intelligent, MUCH longer lived birds that need much more specialized care.

Dogs and cats end up in shelters, birds end up passed from pillar to post, surrendered, or just plain dead because they aren't properly cared for.

Our parrotlet is currently being boarded to protect her from the fumes of the polyurethane while they refinish the floors. They asked how old she was, and were amazed when I told them she was 7. Why should they be amazed? Even these little parrots should live to at least 20 with proper care. But the fact is, very few DO get proper care.

It's great that they are getting pet stores out of malls... they don't belong there. But the big box stores should also look at what a crummy job they do with their other animals too. (they do no better with fish, BTW)

Sorry, rant over. (though I'm sure Linda would agree with me. Now back to our dog discussion!)


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Don't parrots live to be about 70-80? A couple in the same ski club as us had a beautiful macaw. They had a special section in their wills about who would get him. He was a very cool bird. He was over 20 when we met him.

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Don't parrots live to be about 70-80? A couple in the same ski club as us had a beautiful macaw. They had a special section in their wills about who would get him. He was a very cool bird. He was over 20 when we met him.
Many of the big parrots do. The smaller ones like cockatiels and parrotlets are not as long lived, though still longer lived than dogs and cats if they are properly cared for. Parrotlets like ours live about 20 years.


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This is so great. I hope others will follow suit!





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