To start, I have worked in a few pet stores for two years. I am a pet owner myself. I have owned dogs, birds, rabbits and other small animals. I went to this store while on holiday, and it was terrible. I check-in every time I come back to Michigan in hopes that it has changed for the better. It is disgusting. Every time I have gone, I am appalled by the conditions that the animals are forced to live in. This has been going on for over two years. The rabbits are in glass aquariums with urine-soaked pine shavings. Rabbits have delicate respiratory systems, and that is one of the worst ways to have them displayed. Would you want a pet rabbit that has chronic respiratory problems due to being neglected or improperly cared for prior to its purchase? There was feces in the animal's food bowls, urine and feces scattered all over the cages, and there were insects in the cages with them. The urine/feces build-up had to have taken at least four-to-five days to accumulate. This was not an overnight mess. The insects were the little flying type and were pestering the rabbits and sitting near their eyes. Not a pretty sight. I saw one of the employees kicking a rabbit cage while I was in there, as well. That is not professional at all. The dogs were in bad conditions, as well. Some of the puppies were in cages so small that they could not even stretch out properly. There were no toys in any of their cages. The birds looked terrible, too. All of them had soiled plumage. Some of the larger parrots and macaws had plucked their feathers out of their chests. Some bird illnesses can do this, but most of the time it is from boredom. There were very few toys in their cages, as well. The lady I talked to, the owner, I assume, was very rude and did not seem to care about the animal's welfare. In my opinion, this store should be closed down for animal cruelty/neglect. I hope that they are closed down and the animals find good, proper homes.
Cons: Animals in terrible conditions. Animal abuse/neglect.