I had to go into this pet store the other day and I am sooooo disgusted by what I saw and smelt that I do not know what to do but I want to do something.
This store has many birds and it is horrific how they are being kept. Some have their cages on the floor with others stacked upon them and every time the door opens cold air whips through. It is the bird area that stinks the most. I actually had to hold my breath. The man wanted to show me how his quaker can sing "twinkle twinkle little star" and it on the cage it was written.... ask me to moon walk.
Well the poor quaker was so hungry for attention.... that while the man sang the song.... the bird clung to the side of the cage .... biting... and squaking.... and finally at the end sang "twinkle twinkle". It was literally running backwards and forwards on the bottom wires of the cage.... (so much for moon walking). These birds are normally beautiful but the ones in this store were very thin and had not kept their feathers clean.
I needed food for my bird and the man said "what? your quaker isn't eating pellets?"..... I replied that quakers eat a lot more than just pellets. I left with no purchases.
They had all kinds of beautiful birds stacked one on top of the other all of them squaking and screaming. I cannot get over the stench in there. I noticed not only newspaper that needed to be cleaned but also a lot of wood chips were used and I think they had removed the obvious poop but the chips do become soaked with their urine.
There were also about 10 puppies in two cages which were at the front of the store beside the window. I am sure that they were shaking because of the cold coming from the window and door and not because of excitement. They also were walking around on wire cages that had poop hanging down.
Because I cannot stop thinking of this horrible place and we do not have a Humane Society here what can I do? Who can I call to get this stopped? I am sure they are doing business because they have all kinds of items for sale that are very poorly displayed but somehow they are managing.
What to do?