• Report: #127027
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  • Submitted: Wed, January 12, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, January 12, 2005

  • Reported By:Morehead KY
400 Plaza Drive Secaucus, New Jersey U.S.A.

Hartz Mountain Corporation ripoff! Deadly products sold to an unsuspecting public! Murdering animals for profit. Where is our government how can they allow this! Secaucus New Jersey

*Consumer Comment: Sorry

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One dose of this product, applied according to the directions, after having read all warnings, killed my friend's dog, Scruffy, a nearly 100 pound mixed breed companion. Scruffy did not die easy, it took 3 days in intense vet care for him to die. My friend Andy is devastated.


SInce Andy did not have internet access, I handled the claim for him. I called and reported the incident and found the rep to be completely uncaring. They sent us a letter certified asking for more info. We sent that info. They sent us another letter certified saying the product did not kill Scruffy. All these letters were signed by one Dr. Jill Richardson, the lowest woman on the planet. One the very same day she denied the product killed Scruffy, this bint signed another letter directed to cat fanciers association, denying Scruffy, Andy and I even existed. That his whole ordeal was an internet fiction. I have copies of all the letters...including the Cat Fanciers letter.

This woman has refused to answer phone calls. She has refused to answer letters. She sold her soul to a Japanese Company called Sumitomo, owners of Hartz and customers of a horrible testing lab called Huntingdon Life Sciences. Hatz truly has no love for animals.

Strange if a pet survives it's ordeal that Hartz will pay the claim, if that baby dies, Hartz refuses payment. This is their way of skirting responsibilty.

There are many horror stories by victims out there. There are entire groups dedicated to getting htis poison off the shelves. Hartz is killing animals all over the country for a few bucks a pop. THIS IS OBSCENE!

Please fight this company with everything you have in you. Sign the petition. Stop people from buying. Don't be afraid to walk up to them and tell them about the dangers. There have been reports of children being harmed. See the links posted above for more information and please sign the petition. Boycott this product. Hartz is deadly.

This is also a failure of our governemt. This product for use on beloved pets is regualted by the EPA. Products sold as pet medication should be regulated by the FDA. The chemical in this poison is a 40 year old outdated lawn pesticide. It has no business being used on animals.

In 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency registered 5,000 complaints about Hartz flea and tick control products. After the EPA directed Hartz to relabel products with "stronger precautionary statements and use directions," the agency recorded over 1,400 consumer grievances within the first six months of 2003. The EPA has yet to issue a product recall, even though it continues to receive adverse incident reports from animal caretakers, veterinarians and Hartz itself. Many vets have coined the term "Hartz Kitty" when treating seizing cats.

I have asked federal agencies mandated to oversee drug or pesticide commodities to expedite investigations into Hartz Advanced Care Brand Flea and Tick Drops Plus for Cats and Kittens (EPA Reg. No. 2596-148), Hartz Advanced Care Brand Once-a-Month Flea and Tick Drops for Cats and Kittens (EPA Reg. No. 2596-151)--as well as the rest of the Hartz inventory.

Don't be a Hartz victim. The pain and grief this product has caused is unreal. So many animals have died or been injured...so many people have shed countless tears over their animal friends...only to have Hartz lay a guilt trip on them, accusing them of improperly applying and subsequently killing their best friends.

My friend has received NO COMPENSATION for the vet bills or death of his best friend, Scruffy...Andy continues to mourn. He had to pay an over 400 dollar vet bill out of his pocket...and Hartz might have made a grand total of 3 bucks to kill his dog....sickening, isn't it?

Why does our government continue to allow the sale of this packaged death??????????

Morehead, Kentucky

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AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

I'm sorry to hear about the loss. I've always wondered about that. I remember when hartz use to have a few things here and there in the pet section. Now I see dozens of their products. Products I get from my vet to give to my animals. In the past, I've been tempted to skip a trip to the vet to get what I needed at the grocery store. If what you've posted is true, I'm glad I didn't. It may have saved me some grief. Don't be cheap when it comes to our friends.
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