Pet Supplies Plus Cruelty and Neglect Petition

Update 12-2-07

I was at PSP again a few weeks ago and checked on the guinea pigs there. Their water looked dirty. I e-mailed their site and said that they should use water bottles instead of bowls. I hope they fix their problems. If not, I'll start the petition back up again. This site will always be open even if they do start to be perfect. Nobody gets away with hurting animals.

VICTORY FOR THE PIGS!!!!!

There appears to be no more sick pigs at this particular shop. W00T!

Update

I have a predictable update on PPS. I had to get cat food, and had to go there. The guinea pig was losing hair and also had HORRIBLE dandruff. Doesn't sound like an allergy, does it? The petition is ON! Also, it is NO LONGER BEING TREATED.  I'm hoping that the Humane Society gets an exotic vet, and not one of those cat and dog vets they probably used.

UPDATE 6-13-07

Someone whose named is Michelle has made a comment about a blog post I made on another site. They said that the guinea pig didn't have mange, and that it was an allergic reaction due to switching from Carefresh to Aspen. They said that the Humane Society has checked out all of their pets, and that all of the pets are healthy. I'm a bit skeptical, though, because another guinea pig there was scratching excessively. Plus, they've had a guinea pig that was probably sick before, too.  I don't know when the Humane Society checked the store out, and if they checked it out before or after the store had a guinea pig with URI. Just hold off signatures for now until I check on the store again.

What is this about?

To sign the petition, go to the guestbook.

I went to Pet Supplies Plus in Dickson City, PA a few times, and have noticed that their guinea pigs were sick each time I checked on them. This is what I found:

First visit- Heavy breathing; crusty eyes;  inactivity- Sign of upper respiratory infection.
Bumpy, swollen feet- Sign of unclean tank.
Green, bubbly water.

Laws violated:
Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of access to “clean and sanitary shelter.” (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)

Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of “necessary” sustenance or drink. (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)

Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of “necessary” vet care. (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)



Second visit: Guinea pig going bald in their "Not for sale tank"- BIG sign of mange mites.
They might've put a "not for sale" tank to avoid this law:

Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of “necessary” vet care. (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)

Third visit:
Same pig with mites there. More pigs in "Not for sale" tank.  Probably didn't take to vet.

Guinea pig in other tank excessively scratching. Another sign of mites.

Law avoided:
Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of “necessary” vet care. (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)

Laws violated:
Prohibits anyone from wantonly or cruelly depriving an animal of “necessary” vet care. (Penalty: summary offense) (PA. STAT. ANN. tit. 18, § 5511)


Mange mites can spread to other animals, meaning it is not safe to buy ANY animals from Pet Supplies Plus in Dickson City, PA. Also, mange mites can spread to your other pets if you buy one from there.  Please tell everyone who lives near the store  to let them know not to buy any animals from that store. It will both the animals and the people greatly if they do not buy animals from such a store that only sells animals for profit, like most stores, and doesn't even follow the laws!

My goal is to get Pet Supplies Plus in Dickson City, PA to at least stop selling animals. Please help by signing it and passing it on. Dickson City government, animal control, etc., will probably have to help.





                                                                          

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