Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday, Jan 26th

Just to clarify.A customer came in today and asked "if we stopped taking donations". The answer is NO!, of course not. We take and give donations to several organizations. In town PAWS and Homeless Needs at Label Street....and countless others. We also help many Breed Specific organizations. The Clinic we ran last week, netted over $400.

Many organizations, will take one thing, BUT not another. For example, if we have a busted bag of food, one group may take it, and another won't! Another group will take beds, but another one won't! So I deliver / drop off the goods for they are meant.

We had a "drop box" here (for the Homeless Needs group) for some time. I asked for it to be removed for several reasons. 1st, kids were climbing on it...sometimes breaking pieces off! 2nd, it became a target for dogs lifting their legs. In becoming a fixture here, it lost it's special meaning. I asked that it be removed for the time being.

JT Montclair Feed

Monday, January 14, 2008


EVOLVE DOG FOOD - NO wheat, no by-products no artificial colors.
In store coupons $ 2 off 6lb bags, $ 3 off 15lb bags

WORLDS BEST LITTER - 17lb ES $17, 17lb regular $ 16

XMAS plush toys - Buy 1 regular price, get 1 for $ 1.

EARTH BATH SHAMPOOS- 16oz size $ 8. Oatmeal or Eucalyptus or Mango Tango

WEE WEE pads - 30 pads $ 13. , 50 pads $ 19, 100 pads $ 30

Natures Miracle - cat or dog pint bottle $ 5

Carefresh ultra - 23 liier $ 9.50

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Lawsuit settlement regarding Diamond Dog Food

We have never sold Diamond Dog Food or any of their other products!
We are posting this as information

Maker of tainted dog food to pay $3.1M
1/5/2008, 7:35 a.m. ET
By MEG KINNARD The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company that made contaminated pet food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide will pay $3.1 million in a settlement with pet owners, an attorney said Friday.
The pet food, which contained a mold called aflatoxin, was produced at Diamond Pet Foods' plant in South Carolina. The company will set up a fund to reimburse pet owners for the loss of their dog, veterinarian bills and the cost of any unreturned contaminated food, said attorney Jim Andrews, who represented a Knoxville, Tenn., family that sued the company.
Diamond Pet Foods, based in Meta, Mo., acknowledged that workers at its Gaston, S.C., plant failed to follow internal testing procedures to ensure its products were safe. The company made the acknowledgment after the Food and Drug Administration released a report showing the company has no record of test results for 12 shipments of corn in 2005, when grain tainted with the deadly fungus slipped into the plant.
The company contends it did nothing illegal, according to the settlement.
An attorney for the company said Diamond would cooperate with claimants.
"Diamond's taken care of its customers since the very first day that they found out about this, and I think the settlement that we've entered into continues to do that," lawyer Jeffrey Thompson said from his office in Knoxville, Tenn.
Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring chemical that comes from a fungus sometimes found on corn and in other crops, can cause severe liver damage.
The contaminated pet food was sold in 23 states. Diamond recalled about 20 varieties of dog and cat food when a New York veterinarian said in December 2005 that she had linked a dog's death to the company's food. An estimated 350,000 bags of dog food were recalled, according to the settlement.
Both attorneys said Friday they did not know how many people were expected to file claims against the company. According to the settlement agreement, Diamond and its insurance company have already settled about 1,200 related claims for compensation ranging from the price of recalled food to veterinary bills and pet deaths.
The settlement states that owners of a dog that died as a result of eating the contaminated food could receive up to $1,000. Owners could also be compensated up to $1,000 for testing and treatment for aflatoxin poisoning, as well as payment for up to two bags of pet food.
Andrews and other attorneys representing the claimants will receive a fee of $465,000, which will be paid out from the $3.1 million, according to the settlement.
The 2005 recall is unrelated to the contamination problem that prompted recalls of more than 100 pet-food brands in early 2006. In that case, investigators traced pet deaths to a toxic chemical, melamine, that had been added during manufacturing in China.