PETA planned to protest June 16 outside of PetSmart's annual meeting in Boston. The animal rights group accused a PetSmart supplier. Sun Pet Ltd., and a former supplier, U.S. Global Exotics, of animal mistreatment. These allegations are detailed on PETA's PetSmart website, which accuses the company of starving animals to death and shipping them with improper supplies.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.