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At Least 47 Dogs Died After PetSmart Grooming

NJ Advance Media inquiry questions safety procedures at chain

(Newser) - A new investigation is raising questions about the safety of dogs at PetSmart. The nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media uncovered 47 dogs' deaths shortly after routine grooming—sometimes just a 15-minute nail trimming. In a lengthy response, the chain insists it has the "highest safety standards in the... More »

Counting Cats Just Became a Full-Time Job in DC

$1.5M project aims for better management of cat population

(Newser) - A $1.5 million project launched in Washington, DC, has one main goal: count all the cats. DC Cat Count , a collaboration by the Humane Society, Humane Rescue Alliance, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and PetSmart Charities, aims to create an accurate estimate of the entire cat population, including pet cats,... More »

PETA: PetSmart Gives Animals 'Slow, Miserable Deaths'

Authorities seize animals from Tennessee PetSmart over allegations of animal neglect

(Newser) - Authorities raided a Nashville-area PetSmart on Thursday, seizing hamsters, mice, and a guinea pig, WSMV reports. According to the Tennessean , PETA says it received photos and videos from a PetSmart employee showing store managers "repeatedly refusing to provide sick, injured, and dying animals with veterinary care in order to... More »

Calif. Couple Sues PetSmart in Dachshund Pup's Death

Henry suffered 2 broken ribs and a punctured lung within 3 minutes of arriving

(Newser) - Pet grooming is an unregulated business and requires no license, and a PETA spokesperson tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the organization gets complaints "all the time" from people who say their pets were injured or even killed during grooming at PetSmart. Now a California couple whose dachshund Henry... More »

PetSmart Groomer Charged After 1-Year-Old Dog Dies

Henry suffered 2 broken ribs, punctured lung in 3 minutes in the store

(Newser) - A 1-year-old Dachshund named Henry died in the care of a California PetSmart on Sunday afternoon, and a groomer was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, reports NBC Bay Area . Police say that just three minutes after groomer Juan Zarate, 38, brought the dog into the... More »

Investor Group Gets Its Claws on PetSmart for $8.7B

Acquisition led by BC Partners will be 2014's largest private-equity deal

(Newser) - The question probably shouldn't be why someone just snatched up PetSmart for $8.7 billion, but why more investors weren't interested in acquiring this retailer. That's what a managing director of BC Partners—the private equity firm that led itself and other buyers in a strategic move... More »

Man Sues PetSmart for $1M After Slipping in Dog Doo

Poop on the floor is a hazard, he argues

(Newser) - A disgruntled Virginia man has sued PetSmart for $1 million for negligence after he slipped in dog doo in a local store, reports AP. He hurt his back, struck his head and knocked out 4 teeth, according to court documents. He's arguing that the company should have protected him from... More »

Run, Spot, Run: Max and Bella Now Top Dog Names

Pooches get kids' names now

(Newser) - Traditional dog names like Spot and Buster have been abandoned for human names such as Max and Lucy, according to a survey of most popular pet names. The list was compiled by a pet health insurance company from the names of dogs in its database, reports USA Today. Max, Buddy,... More »

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