From Critters' Corner in HB (www.harderbeat.com)
Nearly 20 people protested near the Preston/Forest Petco
(Dallas, TX) on February 1, passing out 500 flyers in 1 1/2 hours with
thousands of cars passing to see the signs.
After promising in 1994 that they "would not sell
rabbits," Petco has not kept its word and has begun to sell rabbits.
According to Barbara Yule, President of the North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary
(NTRS), many of the rabbits are sick and/or diseased. Ms. Yule purchased
eight rabbits from three stores and after an exam at the vet, it was
determined that all eight were sick, mostly with coccidia. One bunny
died within 24 hours.
Please call Petco at 972.490.9168 and tell them you will
not buy any dog or cat supplies until they stop selling rabbits. Also,
you can cut up and return your Petco card.
(NTRS is a non-profit rescue/adoption organization based
in Richardson, TX and has many beautiful sweet bunnies for adoption.
Call 972.234.8281 for an appointment.)
Enid Breakstone, Founder and Executive Director
The Queenie Foundation, Inc.
Animal protection through education
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