Petland of Kennesaw in the News Again

Petland of Kennesaw has been in the news again after a recent Humane Society report. Petland is a controversial international retail chain that sells dogs, cats, and other small animals from large commercial breeding facilities, as well as pet supplies, food, bedding, and grooming products.

Recent news articles about Petland of Kennesaw:

Reports of puppy illness, abuse emerge from Kennesaw Petland store
“A report detailing allegations of puppy abuse at Petland Puppies’ Kennesaw store has appalled pet owners”
– 11Alive WXIA

“Humane Society warns against purchasing puppies from any pet store and specifically cited Petland in their warning.”
Humane Society: Dead puppy found in freezer

Pet store in legal trouble after selling thousands of sick puppies
“Petland Puppies in Kennesaw is under fire after a lawsuit was filed alleging the store sells sick puppies.”
– CBS46

Local class action suit accuses pet store chain of selling sick animals
“The case is based out of Kennesaw, Georgia where a young woman claims her dog died just one week after she purchased it at the store.”
– 11Alive WXIA

Animal Legal Defense Fund files appeal after Petland lawsuit is dismissed
“The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed an appeal after its federal lawsuit against Petland was dismissed.”
– 11Alive WXIA

Atlanta bans pet stores from selling cats and dogs
“In some states, that kind of legislation is called Petland Bills”

Vet claims national pet store chain Petland knowingly sells sick puppies
“Good recalled at Petland’s Kennesaw, Georgia store, ‘They’d open up their freezer and there’d be dead animals in there.'”

Drug resistant disease spreading from puppies to people
“Vicky Denton says the puppy that got her sick came from the Petland in Kennesaw”
– CBS46 News

Multistate Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies
“CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) investigated a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that contact with puppies sold through Petland stores were a likely source of this outbreak.”
– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at

Petland Sues Protester
“A Kennesaw pet store targeted by protesters for more than a year sued the main protest leader over what she’s put on Facebook.  The “Shutdown Petland in Kennesaw, Georgia” Facebook page had nearly 7000 likes, many complaining the store sold puppies produced in puppy mills or often sold pets who were seriously ill.”
– Fox5 Atlanta

The “Shut Down Petland in Kennesaw” Facebook page now has over 12,000 likes and 11,000 followers.

For those looking for a local alternative, consider visiting Cobb County Animal Services, the Humane Society of Cobb County, Good Mews Animal Foundation, Our Pal’s Place, Homeless Pets Foundation, Mutt Madd-ness, or Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue.


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