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Protest at Jack's Pet Center

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Protestors lined up outside Jack’s Pet Center campaigning to close the store. This comes after a page on Facebook petitioned to close the pet center. So far, the page has nearly 3,000 "likes."

The group is called "Close Down Jack's Pet Center," the group is accusing the business of mistreating animals, neglect and sanitation problems in the store. 

Mary Hodges, a protester at Tuesday's event said that over the years she has personally encountered problems with the store, "the cages are filthy, the cages are too small. When you come in here sometimes there's no water usually in the dishes."

Over the weekend Devin and Heather O’Meara purchased a puppy from Jack's Pet Center and noticed problems within hours of bringing their new four legged friend home. They posted a video of the puppy and it's condition on Facebook and it has since gone viral.

 "We feel bad, we're not trying to hurt the business itself, we don't want that. We just want our experience to be known and shown so nobody else has to go through that. I mean I know they (Jack's Pet Center) wouldn't do it on purpose, but if you look into it there has been lots of stories of different problems," Devin O'Meara said.

Shop manager Matt Schubarth said the accusations made by the group are false. And the stores 51 years in business is a testament to that. Matt said, "I wish that local agencies responded more to complaints so that they could come here and have a paper work trail that would marginalizes accusations that we're dealing with right now."

So far no legal action has been taken against the shop but both sides agree that the well being of animals should be their priority.

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