Boy, 10, Dies After Pet Rat Bites Him — Family Devastated

Wed, February 26, 2014 1:22pm EDT by 5 Comments
Petco Boy Rat Bite Lawsuit
Courtesy of Gomez Trials Attorney

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valentinomonroe1

Posted at 1:49 PM on February 26, 2014  

Dumb people trying to sue Petco.Common sense should tell them rats are not pets, they carry diseases.Why they would think that 1 rat is cleaner than the other is crazy, a rat is a rat.

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Hilly

Posted at 1:58 PM on February 26, 2014  

But Petco should be testing them and not selling diseased animals.

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Ally

Posted at 3:15 PM on February 26, 2014  

Petco has a bad rep with getting dogs from Puppy Mills, birds who aren’t trained properly let alone well taken care of, and their rodents have been know to have health issues in the past. It’s sad that it takes a child dying to remind people that they are not animal friendly like they claim to be.

 
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RMH

Posted at 4:16 PM on February 26, 2014  

Domestic rats have been bred for over a hundred years as pets, and when gotten from a reliable breeder, pose no more health risks than any other pet. They are intelligent and clean animals that shouldn’t be compared to their wild counterparts, just like pet cats shouldn’t be compared to mangy disease ridden feral cats you find in the streets. Rat-Bite fever is relatively rare and even then rarely fatal, and you’re just as likely to pick up a nasty infection from a cat bite. Please get your facts straight before pointing fingers.

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Posted at 1:40 PM on March 2, 2014  

You’re a fool. Rats are clean animals. They didn’t pick the rat out of the gutter. They are bred in captivity. And bred rats are not dirtier than any housecat or a dog.

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