Another Question: Pet Store Care
So I guess I'm reporting a pet store.
I've mentioned before that one of my roommates and I own rats and keep them together while sharing expenses on food and bedding. We're always open to a better deal, so I got a heads up from a friend that a local place, called Neff's Animal Supply, was a great deal for pet supplies.
We headed over and were quickly... horrified isn't the right word, exactly. And 'grossed out' is too mellow. But suffice to say, the place was filthy and disorganized. Along with that, the animals were living in terrible condition - I was momentarily endeared when I saw that they had degus, but the wire floors were black with caked feces, and the current bedding looked at least a month old.
But the most terrible thing was a Blue & Gold macaw for sale, and the poor thing was nearly featherless - it was stressed out beyond anything I'd ever seen before (the worst I'd ever seen before this was a Military on sale at a chain pet store had pulled a few chest feathers). You could literally see the shape of its body. I was disgusted by not only that, but its barren cage conditions. No bird that smart and rare should have to live like that.
My city is generally forward-thinking, and I'm genuinely surprised that this store hasn't been reported yet. I'm headed over in the next day or so with another friend to reconfirm that this is just as bad as I thought it was. I only *LITERALLY* just today got a working camera, and I'll be taking pictures. Is there anything specific I should do in order to properly judge and report this place, other than inform the local authorities?
Last edited by Meggy; 07-15-2011 at 04:35 AM.