Third Dog in Five Months Dies During PetSmart Appointment in New Jersey - NBC New York

Third Dog in Five Months Dies During PetSmart Appointment in New Jersey

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    • A dog dropped off at a PetSmart has become the third to die at one of the stores in New Jersey in less than five months

    • One woman's bulldog died during an appointment at a Flemington PetSmart on Dec. 29 and another woman lost her pet Dec. 24 at the same store

    • PetSmart expressed sympathy after the deaths and said they were unrelated

    A dog dropped off at a PetSmart has become the third to die at one of the stores in New Jersey in less than five months.

    Chuck Crawford tells NJ.com he dropped off his two corgis, Abby and Harley, at the Toms River PetSmart for grooming March 29. He says he got a phone call about an hour later saying he needed to pick up Abby's carcass.

    Crawford says he has "extreme anger and extreme grief," and he doesn't know what happened to Abby. PetSmart says the dog's death is under an internal investigation.

    One woman's bulldog died during an appointment at a Flemington PetSmart on Dec. 29.

    Another woman lost her pet Dec. 24 at the same store.

    Tara Fiet's dog, Ranger, which died after heading to a PetSmart grooming session in December.
    Photo credit: Provided by Tara Fiet

    PetSmart expressed sympathy after the deaths and said they were unrelated.

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