The PetSmart promotion may encourage customers to impulse buy reptiles without researching their unique habitat requirements and care. It is estimated that 90 percent of wild-caught reptiles die within their first year of captivity. For reptiles surviving those odds, they are often later abandoned when their owners realize that they require large tanks and specialized diets. Partner these statistics with the current Rango promotion and even more reptiles are put at risk.
Take Action: Write PetSmart CEO Philip Francis and ask him to end the Rango promotion and instead focus on educating customers on small animal care.
CEO PetSmart, Inc.
Store Support Group
19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027