I was visting the local Petsmart in Pelham, NY the weekend of 3/10/12. I noticed a van that READ "southern dogs rescue" on it and approached them.
I was curious as to weather there was an adoption going on as I was interested in adopting a dog/puppy. To my surprise, I was told that the woman and her volunteers had traveled from Alabama to do an adoption event at this Petsmart in Pelham, NY with her van full of RESUCE DOGS THAT NEEDED GOOD HOMES!!! It took her 24+ hours to drive there and her volunteers drove up from Virginia Beach to help out. they all paid a numerous amount of $$ to get themselves there to be later PUSHED AWAY.!!
NOT WANTED IN PETSMART, LIKE THEY WERE "BOTHERING" the store managers and associates. I was completely appalled at the fact they had to stay OUTSIDE in the cold/wind. The young volunteer's were so cold and tired from their drive, and the poor dogs were freezing as well. They are not used to this type of COLD weather.
I thought that PETSMART was there for the animals. How dare they!!! I plan on writing a letter to the corporate office about this animal cruelty that PETSMART put on this rescue team. I am not sure I will ever go to purchase anything at PETSMART AGAIN!!
I WILL GIVE MY MONEY TO PETCO OR ANY OTHER PET STORE.