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Old 06-20-2010, 01:33 AM   #1 
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Look at the betta I didn't get at Petco (warningn graphic photos)

June 18 South Portland Maine Petco
Veiltail betta had his fins completely removed and was laying in the top cup of the pyramid of betta cups. mutilated and dead. how awesome is petco?

any advice on what to do> The manager is not nice, I wouldn't talk to her and I couldn't find anywhere on petco's website to email these photos, perhaps i should just stand out side with signs showing how they abuse their animals?
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:58 AM   #2 
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Here's a list of the regional contacts to petco, there are only fax numbers though.
http://www.petco.com/Content/Content...ntacts&Nav=378

Also, here's a link to the phone number of their corporate headquarters. It should appear under the headline "Media Contacts":
http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_h...5_Nav_310.aspx

Hope this helps!

EDIT: Found another link that may be much more helpful to you:
http://www.petco.com/content/contact...res&nav=17#top


"4. I have a concern about my local PETCO. What should I do?

We encourage you to bring any concern or feedback that you may have regarding your local PETCO store with the store's General Manager. Our store management team will be more than happy to personally assist you with your concerns. If you have already spoken with your local store's management team about your concerns and would like further assistance with your feedback, please call our Customer Relations team at 888-824-7257. We will be more than happy to assist you. "

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:21 AM   #3 
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OMG! I despise that sort of treatment to ANY animal! I definitley encourage you to bring this to people's attention! I know they cant keep every cup perfectly clean since there are so many but they should at least try a little harder! Poor thing R.I.P!
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:31 AM   #4 
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I wonder if some kids thought it was a good idea to put two males together, and thats why it is so.. mutilated.
Poor thing, thats such a horrible thing for a pet shop to just overlook. Ughhh makes me so angry. :C
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:18 AM   #5 
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Awww! How dare Petco hurt the most beautiful fresh water fish ever! THEY ARE HURTING OUR BETTA'S! WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:22 AM   #6 
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That is just terrible!! I can't believe they would allow something like that!
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #7 
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What I find odd is that the water is crystal clear, and clean compared to some other stores I've seen bettas in, and the other bettas don't look that bad off... I sorta doubt he was super neglected, and as Owlets said, it's possible some kid dumped two bettas together. If the water is super clean, it must mean the employees at least attempt to keep the bettas in good condition, which means they probably clean the betta's cups often. So why would they put a dead betta back in it's cup?
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #8 
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What I find odd is that the water is crystal clear, and clean compared to some other stores I've seen bettas in, and the other bettas don't look that bad off... I sorta doubt he was super neglected, and as Owlets said, it's possible some kid dumped two bettas together. If the water is super clean, it must mean the employees at least attempt to keep the bettas in good condition, which means they probably clean the betta's cups often. So why would they put a dead betta back in it's cup?

That's what I was thinking. When I was at my local Walmart recently I started approaching the bettas and there was one with yellow water while all the rest where clear. I was hoping I was about to encounter my first betta rescue, but it was too late. The betta was dead and his water reflected that. It just seems odd to have a dead betta with such pristine water.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #9 
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Yes it is odd, also the cup was placed on top of the pyramid of betta cups, someone had placed it there deliberately, the amount of fin damage looks like someone cut of ll the fins, not like it was in a fight and partially finless, and the water was new looking.

Not all the cups at that petco are clean, btw.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:54 AM   #10 
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