- Nevada, USA -
64-year-old Vicki Seifert is heartbroken over the death of her 2-year-old English Bulldog named Minni.
A few days after Christmas, Vicki took Minni to the PetSmart store at North 5th Street and 215 Beltway in Las Vegas.
Minni had a grooming appointment, she was going to have a bath and her nails trimmed.
As Vicki was walking around the store waiting for her furbaby to be ready, she saw some employees running toward the grooming area.
When she ran to the area herself, she discovered her pup had been crushed to death under a grooming table.
She said the table was not plugged in and therefore it could not be lifted off of Minni.
reno gazette journal reports that a vet from Banfield Pet Hospital inside the store grabbed Minni and left the room.
Ms. Seifert rightfully demands answers about what happened but she says no one can give them to her.
She’s asking herself many questions and something just does not add up:
“What were these two groomers doing? Why did no one notice where the dog was? Why was she under a table? How does a dog go in for a bath and get crushed in 13 minutes?”
“They told me my dog was dead by 6:43 p.m. I dropped her off at 6:30 p.m"
KVVU reached out to PetSmart, and a spokesperson provided the following statement:
“A tragic accident occurred in our grooming salon, which led to the heartbreaking loss of Minni. There’s nothing more important than the safety of the pets in our care, and we immediately launched a comprehensive investigation into how this type of unprecedented event could have possibly happened.”
The statement did not elaborate on how Minni died.
Ms. Seifert is still waiting on an autopsy report and wants to see if there is surveillance video of the incident.
PetSmart said that only Minni’s family is allowed to view the video.
She will then determine if she will file a lawsuit.