Archive for Monday, May 21, 2007
Hype always surrounds controversy and AB 1634 is no exception. There has been a rumor circulating that Petco is a sponsor behind AB 1634, the mandatory spay/neuter bill.
This is strictly rumor and nothing more. Petco was contacted today and responded as follows:
Thank you for taking the time to contact PETCO Customer Relations with your concerns about Assembly Bill 1634, the “California Healthy Pets Act.” To clarify, PETCO is not on record supporting this legislation. In fact, we have not taken a formal position on the bill and we do not intend to do so.
We don’t know the source of information mistakenly saying we support AB 1634, but it is incorrect. Please feel free to share this information with others as you see fit, and to pass along to us any source of misinformation so that we may set the record straight.
It is possible that some people may confuse AB 1634 with an unrelated bill that PETCO does support, Assembly Bill 1347, the “Pet Store Animal Care Act.” AB 1347 would improve and clarify standards for care for pet store animals in California. We are actively supporting AB 1347.
Once again, we are not in any way supporting AB 1634. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us again by phone toll free at Customer Relations 1-888-824-7257. We will be more than happy to assist you.
Again, thank you for your concern and for contacting PETCO.
Sincerely, Christina D.
Customer Relations Floor Supervisor
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