Sunday, June 22, 2008

Win a Jeep!

Stop by our store from now till July 13th. Purchase $ 200 or more & get a raffle ticket ( $50 value) to win a 2008 Jeep Compass. It will help beneit PAWS and you may win a Jeep.
Only 700 will be sold so your chance are pretty good!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 19, 2008FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO DistributionCenterToday, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),U.S. Marshals seized various animal food products stored underunsanitary conditions at the PETCO Animal Supplies DistributionCenter located in Joliet, Ill., pursuant to a warrant issued by theUnited States District Court in Chicago.U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated animal food susceptible torodent and pest contamination. The seized products violate theFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because it was alleged in a casefiled by the United States Attorney that they were being held underunsanitary conditions. (The Act uses the term "insanitary" todescribe such conditions).During an FDA inspection of a PETCO distribution center in April,widespread and active rodent and bird infestation was found. The FDAinspected the facility again in May and found continuing andwidespread infestation."We simply will not allow a company to store foods under filthy andunsanitary conditions that occur as a direct result of the company'sfailure to adequately control and prevent pests in its facility,"said Margaret O'K. Glavin, associate commissioner for regulatoryaffairs. "Consumers expect that such safeguards will be in place notonly for human food, but for pet food as well."The distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food productsand supplies to PETCO retail stores in 16 states including Alabama,Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan,Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, andWisconsin.FDA has no reports of pet illness or death associated withconsumption of animal food distributed by PETCO, and does not haveevidence that the food is unsafe for animals. However, the seizedproducts were in permeable packages and held under conditions thatcould affect the food's integrity and quality.As a precaution, consumers who have handled products originating fromthe PETCO distribution center should thoroughly wash their hands withhot water and soap. Any surfaces that came in contact with thepackages should be washed as well. Consumers are further advised as aprecaution to thoroughly wash products sold in cans and glasscontainers from PETCO in the 16 affected states.If a pet has become ill after eating these food products, pet ownersshould contact their veterinarian and report illnesses to FDA stateconsumer complaint coordinators.Media Inquiries:Kimberly Rawlings, 301-827-6242Consumer Inquiries:888-INFO-FDA