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Alleged: Dog came home from Petco with taped-on ears
chron.com ^ | 16 Feb 2012 | AP story

Posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:08 PM PST by smokingfrog

HONOLULU - Two dog owners filed a lawsuit claiming their pets were mutilated while being groomed at an Oahu pet store.

The lawsuit filed in state court Monday said plaintiff Gladys Kapuwai dropped off her dog Dodo for grooming at the Petco store in Kaneohe in July, and that the pet was returned with its ear cut off.

In addition, there appeared to be an effort to "reattach, glue or sew" the ear back on, the lawsuit states.

"I couldn't believe what they did. I started crying because this is our baby, too, you know." Kapuwai told Hawaii News Now.

The plaintiffs claim they suffered serious emotional distress and anxiety, and said they are seeking unspecified damages.

San Diego-based Petco said in a statement that it takes "any animal care concerns very seriously and we're actively investigating these cases."

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: lawsuit; petco

1 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:23 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

ow! ow! ow! ow! poor pups.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 3:31:18 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: smokingfrog

I didn’t mean to laugh....


3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:31:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: smokingfrog

4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:32:49 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:33:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Must be a very bad PetCo. I’ve had my dogs groomed at PetCo for years, and am very satisfied with their services.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:33:26 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Sacajaweau

I did too.. lord help me..


7 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:08 PM PST by goseminoles
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Women sue Petco Kaneohe
8 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:08 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Bets are the dog is a terror to trim and clean ears and the groomer just didn’t know how or couldn’t just say no and tell the owner of the dog to go somewhere else.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: smokingfrog

Just use super glue, it’ll grow back together.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 3:36:57 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: basil

Me too.

I fear...
a terror of a pup who needs to be twilighted to be groomed + new, inexperienced groomer = disaster.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 3:40:33 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: smokingfrog

The dog wasn’t in pain?


12 posted on 02/16/2012 3:45:06 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: smokingfrog

There was a local groomer here that left the room with the dog still in the neck loop, and when she came back the dog had moved off the table and strangled. We cut our own dog’s hair now.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 3:46:07 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: smokingfrog

Excuse me...but was your dog wearing a red bow tie?


14 posted on 02/16/2012 3:46:11 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: eastforker

“Estelle Green also claimed her dog Hope was injured during a grooming visit to the store that left the tip of its tail cut off and bleeding.

Hope had other injuries, “including cut eye lashes and whiskers and bleeding toes,” the lawsuit said.”
****

Hers was the only dog injured AND mutilated?? Something’s not right here..


15 posted on 02/16/2012 3:47:50 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: max americana

It sounds as if the dog ran into a fan.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 3:50:26 PM PST by Ingtar ("But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced..." Sowell)
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To: eastforker
Just use super glue, it’ll grow back together.

I've done that before to myself - cut my finger with a knife and it kept opening back up. Not really bad enough for stitches.

17 posted on 02/16/2012 3:50:31 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

This has to be the weirdest story of the day. Seriesly.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 3:50:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t hire Mike Tyson to run the clippers.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 3:51:25 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

It works, have seen it used often on horses over the chest and leg areas where the skin is tight. Superglue and a butterfly bandage.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 3:53:58 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: smokingfrog

the headline, at first glance, sounds humorous.

They need to sue though.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 3:56:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BerryDingle
Don’t hire Mike Tyson to run the clippers.

Sounds more like Michael Vick.

22 posted on 02/16/2012 4:24:04 PM PST by 03A3
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To: Slings and Arrows

/mark


23 posted on 02/16/2012 6:00:30 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Woof!


24 posted on 02/16/2012 6:07:09 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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25 posted on 02/16/2012 6:09:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smokingfrog

“Were you wearing a pink necktie? Oh, then here’s your lip.” /Obscure


26 posted on 02/16/2012 6:19:26 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: Keli Kilohana

Curley, is that you?


27 posted on 02/16/2012 6:22:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: smokingfrog
Most of the pet store grooming places that I have seen have windows where the owner can observe the grooming process.
28 posted on 02/16/2012 6:24:25 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Sacajaweau
OK


29 posted on 02/16/2012 7:33:17 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: KoRn

Poor poochie.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 1:23:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Just be glad that Lorena Bobbitt didn’t work at the Petco!


31 posted on 02/17/2012 5:21:53 AM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: smokingfrog; eastforker
Just use super glue, it’ll grow back together. I've done that before to myself - cut my finger with a knife and it kept opening back up. Not really bad enough for stitches.

Same thing happened to me, so I used super glue to close the wound. Three weeks later, I didn't have the cut or the finger.
32 posted on 02/17/2012 5:34:44 AM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’d be very careful about where I took my dogs to be groomed or who groomed them. I pay somebody to come into my house and do it there where I can watch them.


33 posted on 02/17/2012 6:17:27 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m glad I have a self-cleaning Border Collie.


34 posted on 02/17/2012 10:45:51 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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