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Cops on the Lookout for 2 Snake Shoplifters
Petco Reports
a Bizarre Theft

Petco Reports a Bizarre Theft

Cops say 2 people ran off with a python

(Newser) - Police in Peabody, Massachusetts, are looking for a couple who slithered away with a snake worth $300 from a city pet store, per the AP . The couple entered the Petco store around 4:30pm Monday, police tell the Salem News . The man asked an employee if he could play with...

Petco Won't Sell Product That Brings Pain to Pets

Pet supplies chain also wants its competitors to stop hawking electronic 'shock' collars

(Newser) - A pet product that's been labeled "controversial" by the Humane Society will no longer be sold by one major chain. Petco announced Tuesday that consumers won't find human- and bark-activated "shock" collars—devices that administer electronic pulses of varying intensity and duration to help train animals...

Petco Drops Small-Animal Supplier After PETA Video

PETA went undercover, documented what it says is evidence of awful conditions

(Newser) - Petco, one of the biggest pet retailers in the country, severed its relationship with a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer amid a federal investigation into conditions at the facility where it keeps thousands of hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other species. Petco said in a statement Tuesday that Holmes Chinchilla Ranch and...

Petco Sued After Boy Dies From Rat-Bite Fever

Chain accused of negligence in death of boy, 10

(Newser) - A California family whose 10-year-old son died of rat-bite fever just two weeks after he brought home a male companion for his female pet rat is taking Petco to court for alleged negligence. Aidan Pankey died hours after being rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pains last summer, but...

100 Animals Drown at Petco in NY Flood

Police will investigate

(Newser) - When last week’s flood hit upstate New York, the Johnson City Petco failed to evacuate its animals—and 100 drowned. The news made its way across the blogosphere ( see here for one example ), and now the village mayor has called for a police investigation to see whether...

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