Punish PetSmart Store for Alleged Animal Cruelty

Target: Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County

Goal: Punish PetSmart employees allegedly responsible for horrific neglect and abuse.

Authorities in Bellevue, Tennessee, swooped into a local PetSmart store to rescue hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs from allegedly wanton neglect. Metro Animal Care and Control responded to a video and photos apparently received from a PetSmart employee that showed “what appeared to be inadequate care for injured animals.” PETA was the original recipient of the footage and passed it along to authorities, alleging that the poor creatures “were being left to endure slow, miserable deaths.”

A total of six injured or sick animals were confiscated from the store, and all were taken to a local veterinarian for assessment and treatment. Reports indicate that one guinea pig was dehydrated with an abscessed wound on its back and another guinea pig had an abscessed knee joint, spreading infection throughout his brain and heart. The video footage also allegedly shows a mouse suffering from inflamed eyes and a respiratory infection. This mouse is said to have died.

There have been no arrests made pertaining to this atrocity. PetSmart is investigating the allegations, stating they in no way condone such business practices. Sign the petition to demand that the PetSmart employees who allegedly denied these suffering animals care be charged to the highest extent of the law.


Dear District Attorney Funk,

A Bellevue PetSmart store was recently raided by Metro Animal Care and Control after video footage and photos were received that depicted what appeared to be extreme animal cruelty and neglect at the business establishment. The person who relinquished the images was reportedly a PetSmart employee. Six animals were taken from the pet store and admitted into a local veterinary hospital for diagnoses and care.

It is shameful to think that a place of business that profits from people and their love of animals would be so callous and disrespectful to living creatures. The video footage reportedly shows gravely-ill animals being denied medical attention and existing in pain. There have been allegations that these PetSmart managers do everything possible to keep costs down in order to increase their likelihood of future bonuses.

Disturbingly, no one has been charged with this disconcerting act of animal cruelty. People who abuse animals are a threat to society, and businesses that operate with such deplorable and inhumane practices must be held accountable and punished. I demand that whoever is responsible for the managerial policy of allegedly denying medical care to these sick and injured animals be arrested and given the maximum sentence allowable.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Petsmart, be smart and start taking care of the animals under your control. Until then, this is just sad.

  2. Consumers need to stop purchasing from PetSmart to illustrate that we as a society are not tolerant of negligent practices.

  3. Heather HJ says:

    This needs to end, shut the store down, stop buying from them. No lil animal deserves that.

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