Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Former Pet Company Employee Testifies To "Sick" Animals At Store

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Submitted by Kristen Johnson on June 28, 2010 - 5:15pm

A whistle blower takes the stand in a case against a mall pet store.

Former employee Ashley Knight testified against the Pet Company.

Knight says animals were sick and conditions too hot inside the store.

She went to McKamey with her complaints, who began an investigation.

Knight described several incidents involving mistreatment of animals including the disposal of a dead dog saying it was put inside a fridge were pet food was stored.

She also recounts an incident with a hamster.

"One got into a fight with another hamster and the manager put it down a garbage disposal."

Asked, "Was it dead or alive at that time it was put in the disposal?" Knight responded,"It was still alive."

McKamey officials showed the judge video inside the store.

They point to broken cages, dehydrated and dead animals.

A lawyer for the Pet Company disputes these claims.

The hearing resumes Tuesday.