published Friday, June 17th, 2011

The Pet Company closes in Hamilton Place


by Cliff Hightower

A store at Hamilton Place mall involved last year in controversy last year over inhumane conditions for animals,has closed, a mall spokeswoman said today.

The Pet Company closed Thursday, mall spokeswoman Catherine Wells aid today.

She said she could not give reasons for the closure because of privacy laws.

McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center took 82 animals from the Pet Company store last year after a state inspector and local animal welfare officials reacted to complaints of the animals’ conditions.

A judge later threw out animal cruelty charges against the store.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.

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user_name said...

Good riddance! My guess is that the public voted with their dollars and decided to stop supporting that awful place!

Now if we could just get the HP management to get rid of all those persistent, pesky people peddling items out of the kiosks all over the mall. It's like running an obstacle course trying to get through all those obnoxious people!

June 17, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
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