Investigate Pet Store Accused of Selling Sick Animals


Target: Robinson Township, Pennsylvania Chief of Police, Dale Vietmeier

Goal: Investigate a pet store that was allegedly selling sick animals.

A pet store in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania has been under scrutiny after a former employee wrote on social media that the pet store neglects the animals in their care. The post went viral and the public got a glimpse of what supposedly went on inside the store. No formal investigation has been conducted in this alleged animal abuse case.

In the social media post, the former employee wrote that she quit her job because she had enough of seeing the owner of Robinson Petland repeatedly reject veterinarian care for their sick puppies, which led to them having to be euthanized or sold to a puppy mill. JoAnn Williams, the store manager is aware of the social media post from her former employee but ensures that the whole story is false.

The manager of Robinson Petland allowed news reporters to enter for a tour of the pet store to prove that the animals were being treated humanely, but the public is still skeptical because the workers of the store set up the time for the tour. A number of past customers who saw the taping of the tour on the news called the news station to tell them that they have purchased sick puppies from the pet store. It was later discovered that Petland was the subject of a federal class action lawsuit concerning puppy mills in 2009, but that case was later dismissed.

Please sign this petition to ask authorities to investigate the pet store for any signs of mistreatment of animals.


Dear Police Chief Dale Vietmeier,

A former employee of the Robinson Petland store in Pennsylvania told the public that she saw signs of animal abuse when she worked at the pet store. The former employee claims that while she was working at the pet store, she witnessed sick animals not getting proper medical attention, and instead were sold or sent to be euthanized. Although a quick tour of the pet store showed no signs of abuse, there should be a more in-depth investigation done by the police department.

We can only hope that the allegations brought on by their former employee are found to be false, but we won’t know until authorities conduct a thorough investigation. A pet store has the responsibility to provide the best care for their animals before new caregivers buy them. These people allegedly sold sick animals to their customers. Please examine the evidence presented and make sure that the storeowners and manager are not neglecting these animals.


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Photo Credit: Ildar Sagdejev

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