Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Pet Company- Chattanooga, TN - ALL Animals Being Removed

Why in the hell it took so long for this to happen is beyond me, this place has somehow managed to stay in business after YEARS of complaints from concerned citizens/animal lovers...let's hope they are shut down FOR GOOD and the animals that were kept there are able to find new, loving homes.

From the Times Free Press

State officials and Chattanooga police are assisting the McKamey Animal Shelter in removing animals from The Pet Company at Hamilton Place mall.

The store has received “several warnings from McKamey beginning in January this year after receiving numerous complaints from employees and customers on the conditions in which the animals were being kept,” according to a Chattanooga police release.

A judge will determine what to do with the animals when store representatives are in court July 1.

From WRCB TVwrcbtv.com

Police, McKamey, Ag Dept. raid mall pet store

By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – McKamey Animal Shelter crews and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture are conducting a raid on a mall pet shop at this time.

In an email to Channel 3 Eyewitness news, Chattanooga Police say they are aiding in a raid of The Pet Company, located inside Hamilton Place Mall. CPD says crews are removing all the animals from the shop.

According to the email, The Pet Company had received several warnings from McKamey after getting numerous complaints from employees and customers about the conditions the animals were being kept in.

The Pet Company will be in court two weeks from Thursday where a judge will determine what will be done with the animals.

Eyewitness News has a crew at the mall and will have an update later in the day.