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petsmart grooming horror story
I know most of you don't live in the Philadelphia area, but this letter was emailed to me and I thought I would pass it on. I groom all my dogs and think it's pretty easy to learn. After reading this letter you might consider it!
Also, my step daughters dog is the sweetest dog. He never used to flinch when I would cut his nails. One time I took him to a groomer and after that, he wouldn't let me cut his nails. HMMMMMMMMM
Good morning, everyone!
I just wanted to forward along an email that was sent to us from a
concerned citizen who used to go to the Pottstown Petsmart. I know
that some of our volunteers reside in the Pottstown area or know
people who do.
This email has concerned all of us and if any of you use the groomer
at this Petsmart or have heard any other accounts like this from this
location, PLEASE get in touch with us ASAP:
"I just wanted to share with you something that I witnessed today at
the PetSmart in Pottstown , PA. ..
I had dropped my dog off at the groomers inside of PetSmart and when
I came back to pick her up, I saw through the mirror the groomer
smacking at a large, brown dog. Then I saw the dog snap at her and
she reared back and with a full fist punched the dog right in the
side of the mouth. At that point, I started screaming for someone to
help and the nurse from Banfield Vet came running to see what had
happened. When the manager came to ask what happened, I told her
everything. She was most def initely in disbelief! Even my daughter,
Madison, told her that she saw the woman punch the dog in the face.
This woman manager just told me, "You think you saw the groomer hit
the dog but I assure you that she did not." She continued by saying
that it's my word against her's. I know what I saw!!!! There's no
doubt in my mind! After lots of very loud arguing, I saw my dog come
out from the back room and I went into the grooming area and then
confronted the groomer about what I had seen. She instantly snapped
back at me saying that the dog tried to bite her. Okay, so is that
what we do now? Abuse dogs for being scared and upset because someone
was RAKING through it's tangled fur? I just felt so bad for the dog
and the owner's who will most likely never find out about the
When I went to pay, the manager came righ t over and said that it was
complimentary today and that I can go. I guess it was her only way to
get me out of the store and to shut me up! But, I assure you that I
did not! I called the Pottstown Police Department and filed a report.
I plan on calling the news and making them aware as well. Lastly, I
think that a call to the HUMANE SOCIETY is more than due!!!
What I am asking you to do is to please forward this to your family
and friends to inform them to never use this groomer. Our pets can
not talk and tell us what's happening to them. You have to be 100%
sure of the places and environments that you put your pets in. You
are all they have and they depend on you for their safety and well
being. I can't even begin to think of what else goes on in there when
they think no one is watching! Well, today I was watching!
I plan to fight this to the very end!!! Thanks for listening!
Last edited by lfung5; 07-17-2007 at 03:27 PM.