Five days after eating just
two pieces of the Waggin' Train chicken jerky
dog treats I bought at my local Walgreens, my
German Shepherd Heidi died.
That day, I sat at my computer crying
and did a Google search for "What killed my
dog?" That's when I learned -- too late
-- about the ongoing investigation by the FDA,
and the hundreds of stories about dogs
becoming ill and dying after eating these
It could be months or years before
the FDA recalls the treats, which are made in
China -- and in the meantime, Heidi and other
dogs are dying because Walgreens and other
retailers are still selling these dangerous
started a petition on Change.org asking
Walgreens to stop stocking these deadly dog
treats. Please click here to sign my
petition and protect other dogs from
suffering Heidi's fate.
I knew nothing of the dangers of
chicken jerky dog treats when I bought them for
Heidi: there was no warning on the package or on
the shelf at Walgreens.
I can't believe these
dangerous treats are still being sold in
stores across the country. People
trust their favorite stores and companies to
sell them safe products. I trusted my corner
drug store. Heidi trusted me. And Heidi paid for
it with her life.
Earlier this year, Terry Safranek
started a petition on Change.org after her dog
Sampson died, asking Nestle Purina to recall the
treats. Nestle is dragging its feet -- but if
Walgreens takes these treats off their shelves,
fewer people will unknowingly feed their best
friends dangerous treats, and other stores will
have to start paying attention too.
Please help me by telling
Walgreens that we need them to restore our
trust in them by taking the treats off their
here to sign my petition. When
you sign, a letter will be sent to Walgreens and
other top retailers that sell the treats.
Thank you for your help.
- Rita Desollar