Local pet store AWFUL, how do I bring attention to it?
There is a pet store near me I have rescued several bettas from (the first died that night, the 2nd survived, and tonight I have 2 more who are in very bad shape and I fear for and pray will make it through their first night.) Practically all of their fish have Ick and clamped fins, and it's not uncommon to see dead ones (i usually see atleast one, and more on their way out and a few actually jumping and stranding themselves at the side above water, as my first and one of my new ones did.) its just so awful and their fish are all suffering.. HOW do I bring attention to this?
the store is called Pet City in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Even their other fish are suffering. I wanted to buy my pets there because they do breed their own hamsters rather than getting them from mills, but holy cow they don't even properly care for their moneymaking expensive fish, and they have this thing where you can pay them to look after your animal while you're away, but they don't even take care of those! the guinea pig I saw today, his cage substrate was soaking almost all the way through.
No one there cares, not even the manager, and those who might certainly don't know what they're doing. the fish from them are hungry and in awful shape coated in ick (or with early signs of it) and I can't keep buying fish because 1. I have at the moment 5 (though that may change by morning =( ) and 2. i hate to support their business. They need a staff change or to go out of business entirely.
Are their organizations I can go to about this?? can I call the police??? are fish covered by animal cruelty laws???? I've seen bad pet stores, but this is something else. If anyone knows how I can possibly get this looked into please let me know. I don't know if this is a franchise or not, so I don't know who i'd have to tell to get the manager or employees either fired or actually doing their jobs.
Last edited by Chadlikespasta; 07-08-2018 at 02:44 AM.