Dogs Reportedly Keep Dying After Being Groomed At PetSmart

By Lia Eustachewich

Nearly 50 dogs have died after being groomed at PetSmart stores across the country, according to an investigative report Thursday that says the company offered heartbroken owners non-disclosure agreements in exchange for hush-money payments.

Since 2008, 47 dogs in 14 states have died following visits to the nation’s leading pet store chain – and 32 of them came after 2015, when the company was bought by private equity firm BC Partners, according to the nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media.

“I’ll never forget that last look he gave me,” Nick Pomilio said of his 7-year-old English bulldog Capone, who stopped breathing and died last year after he emerged from a PetSmart in a shopping cart because he couldn’t walk on his own. What was supposed to be a 15-minute grooming session lasted nearly an hour.

“You don’t take the dog to get its nails clipped and it winds up dead as a doornail,” the 72-year-old owner said through tears.

Source: New York Post

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