If you bring the dead animal back within a certain period of time, they will give you a refund. However, as silly as it may seem, I prefer to bury them, because they deserve to be treated with the same respect as anything else. Unlike Petco, I see them as a pet or a friend, not a product. You have permission to use anything I post that could be of use to help the cause. In fact, I would be honored. :)
...keep copies of betta care sheets and your letter, so you can give them out to patrons of the fish section every time you go in. In fact, I might just do that with your permission... :)
That's a great idea! Maybe even print out an extra page with a couple pics showing before & after of a PetCo fish. All of my friends are animal lovers, but they never noticed how bad fish were treated until I showed them a pic of Hercules the day I got him & one 24 hrs later. They were shocked & several of them now own bettas that they love. Sometimes pics speak louder than words.
LinkLover- I dont think it's silly at all that you bury them. Every animal deserves care & compassion! I think it's sweet that you bury them & it really says a lot about the type of person that you are.
However, as silly as it may seem, I prefer to bury them
This isn't silly at all! I haven't lost any fish since I started keeping them on my own at the end of March; but when my brother and I were kids, we would bury all the fish that passed away. I feel that it's disrespectful to flush their little bodies; no one would flush their dog or cat, after all.
Bettasloveme, definitely send a letter, email, or make a call. Even if they don't respond, at least you know you're doing everything you can to help. Toad, I completely agree. Ever since I was little, we have always buried any animal that died, fish, rodent, what have you. Luckily I grew up in a home where ALL animals were loved and respected, and very well taken care of.
Yeah, we bury too. I wouldn't literally throw a fish at someone, and I would take the dead fish home again after my complaint for proper services. I have always felt that if you take a pet into your family, treat them like family. If your plan is to let them languish and die, leave at the store, where they have a chance of someone else doing right by them!