PetSmart Complaint - A Monty Python Experience
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND -- The writers of Monty Python’s classic “dead parrot” skit must have had a psychic future vision of the cynicism at the PetSmart in Columbia MD.
My daughter returned a very sick chinchilla that was dying in her arms. The store manager was defensive and argumentative. “We’ll give it some liquids and antibiotics,” he said halfheartedly before hustling the motionless animal to an unseen veterinarian supposedly in the back room. “Actually, I don’t think anyone here knows how to treat chinchillas,” he then confessed.
My wife and crying daughter had the humiliation of waiting in line at the service counter with the dying animal, even though she had called ahead to say she was bringing a critically sick animal to see their vet. They got about as much compassion from PetSmart as you’d expect from returning a broken toaster to Wal-Mart.
All the manager wanted to do was get the dying animal out of sight and do a hasty refund to get my family out of the store. This is sickening if it is representative of the PetSmart corporate culture. Their theme song should be from the Steve Miller Band’s: “Take the Money and Run.”
PetSmart’s managers might do better being trained to sell vacuum cleaners, which already suck.