PetSmart Lawsuit Spotlights Unregulated Pet Grooming Industry

The owners of a pet dachshund who died on May 15, 2016 during a grooming appointment at a San Mateo PetSmart recently filed a lawsuit alleging “the company had received several complaints of pet injuries during grooming appointments before but failed to take action to correct the problem” according to NBC BAY AREA.

According to the Plaintiff’s attorney, “the goal is to change the systems, either internally or to have some sort of larger oversight and regulation of the industry. It really isn’t about the money”.

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PetSmart Groomer Arrested After Dog Dies (5.17.16)
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ConsumerAffairs.com – PetSmart Complaints and Reviews
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/petsmart.html

PETA – Grooming Accidents and Prevention
According to PETA “Incidents in which animals are seriously injured or even killed at grooming salons are alarmingly common.”
http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/veterinary-malpractice-grooming-accidents/

NDGAA: National Dog Groomers Association of America Inc
https://www.nationaldoggroomers.com/