Frisco, TX Petland Investigation: a golden retriever with an eye issue was left in the back room for several days without treatment. Eventually the puppy was returned to their dealer for a refund, even though the HSUS undercover investigator offered to give the puppy a home. The dog's fate is unknown.
A rabbit who couldn't stand up or hold his neck up was left in a cardboard box. A worker told the HSUS investigator that there were no plans to take the rabbit to the vet and that when animals don't get better, "They freeze them." She added, "Don't look in the freezer. Dead animals."
The HSUS investigator pulls a dead rabbit out of a black plastic bag in the freezer in the Frisco, TX Petland employee break room. The Petland store in Fairfax, VA had 31 dead rabbits in its freezer when law enforcement raided the store after the HSUS investigation of that location. 8.3.19
The rabbit in this photo is still alive. Petland staff debated on whether it was humane to put sick but still-live animals in the freezer to hasten their deaths. The HSUS investigator was told not to look in the freezer if she didn't like dead things. 7.19.19
Two sick French Bulldog puppies have been put into the nebulizer at the Petland store in Frisco, TX. The HSUS investigator was instructed not to document the use of the nebulizer for sick puppies. 7.19.19
A Golden Retriever puppy at the Frisco, TX Petland store has a painful eye condition that has not been treated by a veterinarian. The puppy was in the store on the first day of the HSUS investigation (July 17) and was returned to the breeder on July 29, 2019 even though the HSUS investigator offered to give the puppy a home.