Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - ANOTHER TRAGEDY!
A trip to PetSmart for grooming turned deadly for Lily the Yorkshire terrier when employees put her too close to a heater, the dog's owner claims in Madison County Arbitration Court.
Haley Nelson said she dropped off Lily at 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 and PetSmart employees negligently put the dog in a kennel next to a heater. Trapped, Lily's body temperature rose and PetSmart workers failed to recognize that she was extremely ill. Lily died of heat stroke and cardiac arrest and still had a body temperature of 106.2 degrees when Nelson picked her up that day at 6 p.m., according to the complaint.
Nelson seeks damages for medical bills, another dog, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
She is represented by Christopher Donohoo of Wood River, Ill.
PETSMART really needs to do something about this. I wouldn't take my dog there if THEY PAID ME!
Friday, November 13, 2009
On the way down, we stopped in Ohio, Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Georgia! I slept a lot in the car.
I laid by the window a lot and enjoyed the sun. It was 90
degrees a couple days and much too hot for me!
On the way home, I rode in a plane! That was kind of scarey.
They made me ride in a bag and the nasty stewardess
on Continental wouldn't let me get on the seat with my dad.
That airlines is NOT very pet friendly.
Sure, they take your money, and make you ride under seat!
$125 EACH WAY mind you! Meanwhile on our flight,
a screaming baby, got to ride for FREE on his mothers lap.
I would call that DOG DISCRIMINATION!
I am glad to be home in Chicago -
but it's getting cold here.....
I think I will curl up in a ball and dream about Florida....
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The mission of this company USED to be about people and pets. However I watched this focus completetly change over the years. If you knew what it is like to work for this company, and what really goes on behind the scenes, you would not shop there.
I will say though that in the store I worked at, the small animals and fish department was very well maintained, and high levels of quality were a requirement. That was due to the knowledge of the employees and manager of that department. However, now, with a new store director who is more concerned about climbing the corporate ladder, than providing a good working enviornment, I believe the whole store is failing dreadfully in employee morale. This also seems to be the new way to run the company as a whole, since this was not the only store where this type of thing goes on.
Two years before I quit, a statement was made to me, by someone rather high up in the company, who should not have said to me probably. "The time is now to get out of PetSmart. Changes are in the wind, and it is not going to be a good place for any one to work any longer. Don't believe me? Give it two years!"
He was right. I watched store directors quit, district managers quit, and others who truly cared about the employees were fired, and replaced with what they now have. These people let you know, you are expendable, plain and blunt.
This is not a good place to work, it's not a good place to shop, and certainly, NOT a good place to take your pet for grooming! Since I quit, I have never looked back, and I have never returned with my pets for any services they have to offer!