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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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