03 October 2012

Dog deaths linked to tainted treats prompts petition

Last month, the FDA admitted to receiving reports of 2,200 dogs becoming ill and 361 dogs dying due to tainted chicken jerky treats. And one woman who lost her beloved canine to the tainted treats has decided to take action.

Rita Desollar started a campaign on Change.org after her German Shepherd died within a week of eating the tainted chicken jerky dog treats -- “Waggin’ Train,” brand which were purchased at Walgreens and made in China.

The FDA is currently investigating the allegations, but the potentially lethal chicken jerky dog treats remain on the shelves of major retailers including Target, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco.

“I’m shocked and dismayed that the treats that killed Heidi and so many other dogs are still on store shelves. I trusted my local Walgreens that the products they sold were safe, and Heidi trusted me. She paid for that trust with her life,” stated Desollar.

Frustrated with the FDA’s ineptness for not promptly removing the chicken jerky dog treats from retailer shelves, 60,000 people have joined forces to sign Desollar’s petition at Change.org.

To add your signature to the petition please visit: http://www.change.org/dangerousdogtreats.

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Minnesota Kim is an alumna of the College of St. Catherine. She has a rescue pet named Cocoa Puff and he is Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle. Kim is concerned with the ethical treatment of animals and cares about the quality of our environment. She avoids using harsh chemicals and other toxins and encourages others to do the same. She also enjoys a healthy lifestyle and is exploring the possibility of becoming a vegan. Kim is excited to be a part of TDIV so she can share her passions and hopefully make the world a healthier, happier place to live.

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