Petco settled another lawsuit—this one for overcharging and animal welfare issues. Petco also settled a similar lawsuit in 2004.
Capt. Cindy Machado of the Marin Humane Society said sick animals, that included guinea pigs, mice, rats, birds and reptiles, and unclean habitats were found in the Novato and San Rafael Petco stores. Some animals died after they were purchased, Machado said. “We are pleased there will be additional safeguards in Petco stores throughout the state,” Machado said.
Petco does not sell dogs and cats but does provide grooming services for dogs, Machado said. An employee of the Novato store was seen shaking a dog in the air by the front legs during a grooming session, Machado said. (via The Daily Journal)