Filthy Petco Raided

Filthy conditions at PetCo violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Widespread rodent and bird infestation near open food containers of dog and cat food.

Busted in April, an FDA inspection found widespread and active rodent and bird infestation. Busted in May, continuing and widespread infestation. Seized in June

Warrant issued by the US District Court in Chicago to end rodent and pest contamination.

Marshals seized animal food and products stored in unsanitary conditions.

Distribution center quits shipments to Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. [story]